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1,051 corps members start orientation course in Anambra – Coordinator

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No fewer than 1,051 corps members were on Monday sworn in for 2019 Batch C Stream 2 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation course in Anambra.

Mr Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of NYSC in Anambra, made this known at the formal inauguration of the exercise at the permanent orientation camp in Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Awka South Council Area.

Aremu said that at the close of registration on Sunday night, a total of 1,051 corps members were registered, out of which 482 were males while 569 were females.

He said that since the arrival of the corps member, they had displayed uncommon sense of patriotism, discipline and loyalty to constituted authority.

He told the corps members that their service year represented a new phase of life, where they would join club of the Nigerian elites, saying that they had been of good behaviour since they arrived camp.

“They have been exceptional ambassadors of their respective families and Alma mater and also had been receptive to instructions and had shown promises of being worthy representatives of NYSC and its ideals,” the NYSC boss said.

Aremu said the new corps members would for the three weeks be in the camp during which they would have the opportunity of being exposed to citizenship/leadership training, para-military trainings, the culture, tradition and norms of the people of Anambra.

“In the next few days, the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship trainings will start in the camp.

“I encourage you all to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare yourselves for prosperous post-NYSC period. The future starts now, ‘’ he said.

In his speech, Gov. Willie Obiano thanked the corps members for their contributions to the state over the years, while urging the new ones to surpass the efforts of their predecessors.

Obiano who was represented by Mr Harry Uduh, Head of Service in Anambra, said NYSC had made enormous contributions to the development of the state, especially in the area of education, rural infrastructure, health care delivery and agricultural sector.

He said they could only exceed their predecessors’ performance if only they align their thoughts and efforts toward the state government’s productive and developmental drive, through a seamless integration with host communities.

The governor advised the corps members to actively engage in skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes.

Edited & Vetted By: Adeleye Ajayi
(NAN)

 

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