Obiano urges corps members to be catalysts of development
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state to be catalysts of development.
Obiano made this call at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for 2017 Batch B corps members at the Umunya temporary camp on Monday.
The governor, who was represented by Mrs Uju Nwogu, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Entrepreneurship, assured the corps members of their safety and security during their service in the state.
He also urged them to accept their places of primary assignments with open mind, assuring that the people were hospitable.
Obiano, however, cautioned against the rejection of corps members by some government and private organisations, pointing out that their services were needed to move the nation forward.
“Anambra is happy to have you with us for the national service; I assure you that we are hospitable and friendly people.
“You will have conducive atmosphere to serve and excel during the service year,” he said.
Earlier, Mr Ebenezer Olawale, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, called for the speedy completion of the permanent orientation camp in Mbakwu/Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the relocation to the permanent site as soon as possible would enhance the quality of the scheme in the state.
“I look forward to relocate to the site in no distant time, we thank all stakeholders for their positive contributions towards making the scheme a success in Anambra,” he said.
Olawale thanked Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo, the Anglican Bishop on the Niger, the landlord of the temporary site, and the host community, Umunya for their hospitality.
He also lauded the corps members for their resilience and good conduct during the camping and charged them to impact positively on the society.
The bishop assured them of continued monitoring and care by officers of the NYSC, as they moved to their various places of primary assignments.