April 13, 2024

A’Ibom govt to improve critical facilities at NYSC camp

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A’Ibom govt to improve critical facilities at NYSC camp

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom has promised to improve critical facilities at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp and sustain a good welfare package for corps members.

Eno said this during the official opening/swearing-in ceremony for 2023 Batch C Stream 1 Corps Members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp on Tuesday in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai in Akwa Ibom.

The Governor, who was represented by Mr Monday Uko, Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development said that the government’s resolve to improve the facilities of the camp remains unwavering.

“Our resolve to improve on the facilities in Camp remains unwavering. My government also appreciate the complementary efforts of the NYSC Akwa Ibom State Coordinator in her numerous achievements in the state.

“On our part, we will sustain the welfare package for the corps members. We will equally investigate critical camp facilities requiring immediate attention.

“These no doubt, are steps towards reciprocating the sacrifice of the corps members in the improvement of socio-economic development of our State,” Eno said.

Eno called on corps members to take the orientation course seriously and internalise the ideals of the nation as it is an integral part of the service year.

Earlier in her remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, informed the corps members that the orientation course was designed to instil in them the spirit of perseverance, discipline and resilience to adequately overcome the challenges of the service year.

A’Ibom govt to improve critical facilities at NYSC camp

Ekwe disclosed that about 1, 552 corps members, comprising of 686 males and 866 females were deployed to the state for the mandatory one-year service.

She urged the corps members to take the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme seriously as is packaged to provide them with a veritable platform to overcome the challenges of unemployment.

She commended the state government for its unflinching support for the development of facilities in the orientation camp for the welfare of corps members.

The state coordinator admonished the corps members to be of exemplary conduct and internalise the ideals of national service as enshrined in the oath of allegiance.

Our correspondent reports that the point of the event was the administration of the Oath of Allegiance on the corps members by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom, Justice Ekaete Obot, represented by Justice Theresa Obot.

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