NYSC members in Imo urged to embrace agriculture

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged NYSC members posted to Imo State to key into the government’s agricultural programmes aimed at achieving food sufficiency, job and wealth creation for the nation.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Eze Madumere gave this charge at the opening of three weeks’ orientation course for corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Eziama-Obire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the State.
Mr Madumere noted that authorities in the 27 local government areas of the state have been directed to make farmlands available to NYSC members who have interest in agriculture.
The Deputy Governor urged the youths to take all the activities lined up for the orientation seriously, promising that government would continue to accord priority to the welfare of corps members serving in the state.
“Local government authorities in the state have been mandated to provide some piece of land to the NYSC scheme within their area for the purpose of farming. This will no doubt increase food production and sufficiency, (and) I urge the corps members to get ready to venture into agriculture and farming in a bid to improve their lives.
“I want to assure you that you will not regret your stay in Imo state as the Okorocha-led administration has utmost priority for corps members serving in Imo state. Feel free to mingle and ensure you also contribute your own quota to the development of the state within your short stay,” Madumere said
In an address, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr Isaac Fashanu, commended the Imo state government for approving the construction of additional hostels to ensure the comfort of corps members in the camp.
“His Excellency has just informed me that additional accommodation hostels have been approved for us in this camp. This gladdens my heart, knowing fully well that a government like this has great love for corps members,” Mr Fashanu said.
A total of 1,545 corps members took the oath of allegiance and they are expected to be in camp for three weeks, after which they would be posted to their different places of primary assignment.

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