Anambra state government has reassured total commitment towards creating an enabling environment for the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC scheme to thrive in the state.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo gave the assurance during the official opening of 2023 Batch B Stream 1 orientation course and swearing-in ceremony of Corps members deployed to Anambra state at the Nnamdi Azikiwe NYSC Unity Permanent Orientation Camp Mbaukwu/Umuawulu in Awka South Local Government Area.
Governor Soludo represented by his Chief of staff Sir Ernest Ezeajughi stated that government will continue to provide necessary infrastructure, security and welfare support to ensure the safety and well-being of the corps members.
Governor Soludo stated that the government will also explore opportunities for skills acquisition, entrepreneurship training and empowerment programmes to enhance self reliance of corps members after their service year.
The governor urged the corps members to embrace the core values of NYSC which include discipline, integrity, teamwork, patriotism and tolerance and expressed appreciation to NYSC stakeholders for their support and collaboration to ensure success of the scheme in Anambra state, adding that it has, over the years, been instrumental in promoting unity, cultural integration and national development.
On his part, the Chairman NYSC governing board and Commissioner for Youth Development Anambra state, Mr Patrick Aghamba reminded the corps members that the orientation course is to equip them physically and mentally to face the challenges they may encounter while carrying out the mandatory one year service to their father land, urging them to participate actively in all the trainings.
In her address, the State Coordinator, NYSC Anambra, Mrs Blessing Iruma who thanked Governor Soludo noted that the purpose of the Orientation Course is to properly introduce and acquaint the corps members with the ideals and objectives of NYSC programme and is also an opportunity for them to learn important skills.
She noted that a total of 1,610 corps members comprising of 702 males and 908 females participated in the swearing in.
Parade, wearing in of the corps members by the state Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu represented by Justice H.O Ozoh climaxed the ceremony.