Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has charged corps members deployed to the state to remain steadfast in their service to the Nation as they commence their community development service.
Dr Ikpeazu made the charge while declaring close the 2018 Batch C stream 1 orientation program for Corps members deployed to the state at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna, in Bende LGA of the State.
He urged them to translate into concrete achievements and the principle of positive living, loyalty, dedication to duty, discipline and patriotism towards the development of the state and Nation at large.
The governor represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, reiterated the state government’s willingness to utilize their services in all spheres of life, particularly in the area of teaching in the various schools and urged them to ensure that positive values and knowledge are impacted in the school children and their host communities.
In her address, the state NYSC coordinator, Mrs Ifon Francesca said that during the course of the orientation exercise, the corps member were involved in healthy competitions including drills, cooking, football, skills acquisition, debate among others.
She urged them to ensure that they leave a mark on the sands of time in their various host communities and also appealed to all corps employers to take the welfare of corps members posted to them as a matter of utmost priority.