National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has appealed to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to find solution to the erosion menace ravaging the permanent orientation Camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu in Awka South Local Government Area of the State.
The State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs. Blessing Iruma who made the appeal on Friday during the swearing-in of 2023 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation Course, also appealed to him to erect more structures to enhance the welfare and adequate accommodation of corps members and camp officials to have
She disclosed that a total of 1,600 prospective Corps Members, comprising 643 males and 957 females were qualified for this Swearing-In Ceremony.
She said the corps members, on arrival have been disciplined, understanding and been helpful in the day to day running of the camp by joining various committees, namely, kitchen, sanitation, OBS, Lectures, among others.
She also hinted that 3 Corps Camp Directors were appointed to assist the Camp Director in the day to day administration of the camp, noting that their appointment letter would be given to them in the course of the ceremony.
Declaring the orientation camp open, Governor Chukwuma Soludo charged corps members to key into the state’s highly tailored social and economic developmental agenda.
Soludo who spoke through Commissioner for Youth, Patrick Aghamba said the state’s tradition of rewarding hardwork after service through various awards was still on course, adding that the selection cumulatively commenced from the Orientation Course.
He further urged corps members to make their contributions towards development of the state through its “1 youth, 2 skills”.
He said, “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.
“Just like your predecessors, we expect you to key into our highly tailored social and economic developmental Agenda and make your own contributions towards the development of the state.
“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. This camping exercise affords you the forum to establish lasting relationships amongst yourselves.
“I urge you at this point to take your camp activities especially the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development seriously.