Corps members tasked on skills acquisition
NATIONAL Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra State, officially received 2,200 corps members during the opening of orientation course and swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Corps members deployed to state, at the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area.
In an address, Governor Obiano, who was represented by his deputy,Dr. Nkem Okeke, congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their academic pursuits which made them eligible to be called up for national service, and also said that they are privileged to have arrived the state at a time when it is strategically transiting from massive infrastructural development to human capital development.
The governor charged all corps members to take advantage of the great opportunities the state has to offer, by availing themselves for the lectures and other activities that have being carefully packaged towards making them useful to themselves, community and humanity.
Governor Obiano further encouraged all corps members to take the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development training seriously, as it has the potential to make all of them self-employed and wealth creators, thereby complementing the various poverty reduction initiatives of both the state and federal governments.
Earlier in an address, the NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, said the NYSC was a youth scheme that has been a reservoir of manpower and energies needed for national development. “As a dynamic institution, the NYSC has continued to redefine its fundamentals to mould and equip graduate youths for the task of nation building, we have also committed to supporting the human capital development aspiration of this administration” he said.
In view of this, “a large percentage of the corps members will continue to be posted to rural and hard-to-reach areas to complement state government’s efforts in sustaining educational and health facilities, established for rural dwellers by bridging the manpower gap” Aremu informed.
Contributing, Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali, said NYSC was established more than four decades ago to bring together, the collective energies and creative abilities of graduate youths, and channel same for national unity and development.