1,500 prospective Corps members, comprising 714 males and 786 females, have taken the oath of allegiance at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state. The swearing-in ceremony was administered by the state Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu.

Mrs. Blessing Iruma, the Anambra NYSC State Coordinator, expressed appreciation for the support of the state government and host communities. She highlighted the national focus on skills acquisition due to the scarcity of white-collar jobs and noted the NYSC’s introduction of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program.

Iruma urged the corps members to actively participate in camp activities and adjust to the new camp environment.

The Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, who represented Governor Chukwuma Soludo, advised the corps members to refrain from negative behaviors like cultism, drug addiction, substance abuse, cybercrime, and kidnapping. He called on various stakeholders to join campaigns to eradicate these vices in society.

Governor Soludo pledged continued support for the NYSC’s activities in the state and recognized the scheme’s contributions to education, health, agriculture, and rural infrastructure development.

The Chairman of the NYSC governing board, Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Patrick Agha Mba, welcomed the corps members to Anambra and urged them to obey camp rules and make the most of the teachings and training during their orientation.

This news highlights the swearing-in of 1,500 prospective Corps members in Anambra and emphasizes the importance of skills acquisition and the role of the NYSC in youth development.


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