By Chukwuemeka Opara
Abakaliki – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commended the Ebonyi Government for renovating its orientation camp in Afikpo.
Mrs Ann Ibe, the NYSC State Director, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Wednesday.
Ibe noted that the camp had been confirmed as the best in the country.
She said that the NYSC appreciated the state governor’s fatherly disposition and huge interest toward the success of the scheme in the state.
“I therefore charge the corps members to complement this gesture by adapting adequately to the expectations of the orientation camp and subsequently discharge their primary assignments effectively.
“Ebonyi has over the years, been blessed with a crop of dedicated and committed corps members who have always brought pride and dignity to the state.
“I am confident that this batch of corps members will ‘key-into’ the excellent performances of their predecessors and even surpass their achievements,” she said.
The state coordinator also commended the corps members for exhibiting a high sense of discipline, diligence, humility and enthusiasm to excel, a character that portrayed them as true patriots.
“I, therefore, charge them to take the 10-day intensive training on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development seriously.
“This is intended to build their capacity and raise their self-confidence for job creation and employment,” Ibe said.
NAN reports that the state government released the sum of N400 million to the scheme in 2018 for renovation and construction works at the orientation camp.
The gesture witnessed the renovation of existing hostels, halls, reconstruction of roads within and around the camp, parade ground, installation of street lights, among other facilities. (NAN)