Obiano  Expresses Confidence In The Relevance of NYSC

By KayCee July 17, 2014 08:54

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano said he has a  lot of confidence in the increasing relevance of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC).

The Governor said the use of corps members for election purposes had increased its relevance.

Obiano, who made the observation on Wednesday, while declaring open the 2014 Batch “B” pre-orientation workshop held in Awka urged the Federal Government to seek creative ways of preserving the Corps, without exposing youths who are involved in the scheme to life-threatening situations.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the increasing relevance of this scheme to our efforts in nation building.

“The recent involvement of NYSC members in the conduct of elections in some parts of the country has largely contributed to the impressive results that Nigerians have widely applauded as credible.

“Although the activities of insurgents in some parts of the country have led to a growing call to review the NYSC scheme, I am of the view that Nigeria must seek creative ways to preserve this great tool of national unity and cohesion”, Obiano said.

The Governor said that his administration would continue to support the scheme, noting that construction work had progressed above foundation level at the permanent site of NYSC in the state.

He announced that he had approved the donation of a bus, an ambulance and life vests to corps members posted to riverine areas of the state for their primary assignment.

Obiano also announced the donation of N500, 000 to the state NYSC Dance and Cultural Group for coming second at the NYSC national competition in Abuja recently.

In his address, NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, said the workshop was to x-ray the past orientation course and come up with practical and workable solutions for improved service delivery.


Participants at the workshop were drawn from top NYSC managers, Nigeria Army, Police, Department of State Services, (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC), Nigeria Red Cross Society, among others.



By KayCee July 17, 2014 08:54