By Jessica Ude
After 28 years of using a secondary school to camp, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has finally moved to its permanent orientation camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka South after the inauguration during the swearing ceremony of the 2019 Batch C stream corps members deployed to the state.
Since 1991, corps members have been camping at Progressive Senior Secondary School in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area which is an Anglican church’s property.
Governor Obiano, duly represented by the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Afam Mbanefo who represented the state governor assured the speedy completion and installation of furniture in all the blocks when he declared open the Anambra State NYSC permanent camp. He also urged the corps members to fully participate in all orientation activities to enable them gain self-help and national development from the exercise.
Obiano praised the NYSC management in the state for their pace especially in relating with the state government which is powerful and welcoming.
NYSC state coordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, thanked Obiano for completing the permanent orientation camp as promised during the swearing in ceremony of the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 corps members at the permanent orientation camp.
“I am so elated today to inform Governor Willie Obiano that since our arrival in the state 28 years ago, these young patriots have been disciplined, they have been understanding and even helpful in solving the teething problems associated with relocation to the new camp and all thanks to the state government who has made it possible for us to be proud owners of an orientation camp” he said.
He also thanked the State House of Assembly for the appropriation to enable payment of the highest state allowances to youth corps members in the country.