Establish NYSC skills acquisition centre in Anambra – Obiano
Gov. Willie Obiano has underscored the importance of establishing aNational 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 in 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, 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 garnered 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 more luminous.
“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 carry out their primary assignments so that they would leave their ‘footprint on the sands of time’.
Gov. Obiano said that modalities for enhanced payment of corps members serving in the hard-to-reach terrains, had reached stage of implementation.
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, 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 and cautioned corps members against undertaking unnecessary journeys.