Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State on Friday adviced corps members to be involved in forthcoming general elections to ensure they maintained neutrality in course of carrying out the assignment.
The governor who gave the advice while declaring open the swearing in ceremony of 2023 batch A (Stream 1) corps members in the state, also urged them to avoid any act that will bring your image to disrepute.
Soludo, represented by Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Sylvester Ezeokenwa further adviced corps members to key into the spirit of entrepreneurship towards state’s developmental agenda for the youths.
He said, “With the forthcoming 2023 general elections, my advice is that you maintain your neutrality and avoid any act that will bring your image to disrepute.
“As you know or may have been informed, Anambra is blessed with the spirit of Entrepreneurship and we have programs mapped out to activate that gift in our Developmental Agenda for our teeming youths.
“I do hope that you will key in and join the leading Entrepreneurs we have nationwide.
“I urge you at this point to take your camp activities especially the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development seriously.
“In this State, we have a tradition of rewarding hard work at the end of the service in form of various awards and the selection starts cumulatively from the Orientation Course. Make the best use of your time and opportunities.”
Earlier, State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs. Blessing Iruma said a total of 1300 corps members, comprising 601 males and 699 females were sworn in during the ceremony.
She congratulated them for successfully completing their tertiary education which qualified them for national service, urging them to adapt quickly to regimented structure of the orientation course and utilize the opportunity to contribute their quota to the state’s development, particularly in the education sector.
“The NYSC will also continue to support the Government of Anambra State in ensuring man power deployment for health care delivery to the rural communities where they are needed and agricultural extension work to boost food production,” he added.