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IMSG advises corps members on self-reliance

The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has advised National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to learn skills to be self-reliant.
Governor Okorocha made this call at the official opening of the orientation programme for the Batch A corps members deployed to Imo State.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, averred that every focused corps member should work towards becoming self reliant with a view to solving the issue of unemployment rather than waiting endlessly for job opportunities that may not be enough for every job seeker.
Prince Madumere, while delivering the Governor’s address, admonished the corps members to eschew crimes and other corruption practices while calling on them to embrace the policies of the present Federal government, especially the fight against corruption, which he said has kept Nigeria under-developed for the past 50 years.
He emphasized the need for the corps members to mingle with the community members at their places of assignment and ensure they learn and respect the culture and traditions of the people. He also encouraged them to make impact through their community services.
He reminded them of the Imo State government’s effort at ensuring the youth are equipped to contribute to the national development, instance, the free and qualitative education policy, the ongoing empowerment programme for the youth especially in the area of agriculture and other technologically driven vocations.
Prince Madumere emphasized the need for the NYSC scheme to promote national cohesion and unity, saying that it was due to the belief of Gov. Rochas Okorocha in the scheme that he built an ultra modern NYSC camp with state-of-the-art facilities, which the 2016 batch A are the first group to use.
He, therefore, encouraged the management of the NYSC scheme and other collaborating agencies not to relent in their goal of installing spirit of patriotism while assuring Imo State preparedness to continue to play her role towards achieving the set goal.
Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator of the NYSC Scheme, Mr. Isaac Fasanu, praised the governor for providing a befitting orientation camp for the corps members, describing it as the one of the best in the country with expansive hostels for male and female, functional water system for sanitation and other purposes.
While appealing to Gov. Okorocha to graciously make the camp a permanent one, he revealed that the management of NYSC has resolved to name the Orientation Camp, “Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha NYSC Camp.”
He also used to opportunity to address the corps members on the spirit behind the rigorous training exercises with a view to preparing them for the challenges ahead.
High points of the occasion were the commissioning of the ambulance donated by the National Directorate of NYSC and inspection of the ultra modern camp site by the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere.

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