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Government pledges support for safe orientation camp resumption

Awka-Ahead of planned nationwide re-opening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camps, Anambra State Government has pledged to provide adequate support services to guarantee safe resumption of camping activities.

Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof Theresa Obiekezie said this while receiving a delegation of the agency led by its Director, South East Area Office, Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka.

The commissioner assured of the government’s commitment to put the state orientation camp in good condition for the incoming corps members posted to the state.

She added that the state government through her ministry would sustain the safety of corps members, even as those who served in the state felt at home and wanted to stay back.

According to Prof. Obiekezie, the government has been supporting the scheme to enable it to fully actualise the objective of youth development, capacity building and value re-orientation.

She said that the working relationship between the state government and the agency would be strengthened so as to impact the lives of corps members.

Earlier, the Director, South East Area Office of NYSC, Alhaji Ikaka, underscored the importance of creating an enabling and safe environment for the members.

While praising the state government for provision of infrastructure, he requested for construction of more hostels as well as quarters for its staff members.

He noted that the state had in the past, one of the worst orientation camps in the nation, but presently under the watch of the present administration they never had it so good.

The director observed that the scheme had been generating manpower especially, in secondary schools across the nation, even as corps members were fully engaged in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“We collaborated with NCDC in many areas. Some corps members produced sanitisers and hand washing equipment that are helpful against COVID-19 pandemic,’’ Alhaji Ikaka said.

 

Source: Anambra State Government