By Emeka Ilozor :
Awka, Nov. 28, 2019 (MOI) Gov. Willie Obiano has says it has become necessary
to establish a National Youth Service Corps, South East Skills Acquisition
Centre in Anambra State.
``This will help to build synergy with Anambra, the most
enterprising state and the largest market on Africa,’’ the governor said.
Gov. Obiano made this call at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camping
Site at Umuawulu/Mbaukwu during the closing ceremonies of 2019 Batch C Stream
'1' Orientation course.
The governor was represented by Head of Service, Barr. Harry Uduh.
Gov. Obiano noted that skills acquisition and entrepreneurship
development programmes remain the most efficient way to mitigate poverty and unemployment
among graduate youths.
``I charge corps members to build on the in-camp training and
prepare yourselves to take advantage of many entrepreneurship opportunities
that abound in the state.’’
Gov. Obiano urged corps members to use the experience gained
during the course to impact positively on their host communities.
``Ndi Anambra are open and friendly. They will create enabling
environment for you to play your part in making Anambra a shining light that is
``We will remain ever committed to your welfare and
security," Gov. Obiano vowed.
He told them that there would be reward system for corps members
who distinguished themselves during the service year.
The governor urged the corps members to conscientiously carryout their
primary assignments so that they would leave their `footprint on the sands of
Gov. Obiano said that modalities for enhanced payment of corps
members serving in the hard-to-reach terrains, had reached stage of
He enjoined those who would find themselves in hard-to-reach
locations to put in their best in the discharge of their primary assignments.
Anambra State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Kehinde Aremu, expressed deep
appreciation to the governor for providing better accommodation for the conduct
of the course.
``The delivery of this facility for this noble task has raised the
bar yet again on good governance, project delivery and youth empowerment.’’
Mr Aremu announced corps members’ resolution to take full
advantage of several youth empowerment programmes of the government, including
the Smart Jobs initiative, which was extended to them free of charge.
``They have promised to reciprocate this kindness through improved
service delivery to Ndi Anambra and to propagate the Anambra spirit and brand
with all strength and platforms available to them.’’
Mr Aremu described Anambra as a great state and home to all good
people, cautioned corps members against undertaking to unnecessary journeys.