Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Saturday, commissioned the new Permanent Orientation Camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the Mbaukwu-Umuawulu area of Awka South Local Government.
The governor, in his remark, noted that the camp will not only house the corp members but generate about three hundred direct jobs and over one thousand indirect jobs as well.
He said, “The orientation camp is expected to cater to 300 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. That is the essence of our investments in this project apart from the fact that it will be a comfortable place to put together men and women who are serving their fatherland for a mandatory period of one year.”
Obiano, therefore, advised that everyone should be an effective participant in the NYSC programme to enjoy these benefits.
Present at the commissioning was also the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, who hailed the Obiano-led administration for its continued support to the NYSC scheme. He added that Obiano “is making the best investment in our youths, those of the ground here and the youths of Anambra who are in different skill acquisition centres.”
The Anambra State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Kehinde Aremu, in his remark, did not shy away from the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that necessary measures had been put in place to ensure that corp members are safeguarded.
According to him, prior to the commencement of the Orientation Course for the Batch A, Stream II corps members, mandatory Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests were carried out for all participants.
Therefore, he reiterated that the scheme is committed to ensuring that the health status of all corps members are safeguarded as well as others involved in the scheme.