The Enugu State Government on Friday donated N5m to the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) as 2,345 Batch ‘B’ Stream ll set of 2023 corps members took oath of allegiance in the state.
Govenor Peter Mbah made the donation during the swearing in ceremony at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Awgu Local Government Area of the State.
Mbah, represented by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, promised to supply energy (electricity) to the camp.
He said that the state government would approve two industrial boreholes with overhead tanks in the orientation camp for the corps members as well as rehabilitation of the existing toilets and the building of new ones in the camp.
“We will approve the construction of access road leading to the camp and continue to strengthen the security in the state,” he said.
Mbah urged the corps members to always exhibit the highest degree of loyalty in the society.
Earlier, the Coordinator, NYSC, Enugu, Mrs Gladys Adama appealed to the state government to assist in subsidizing the feeding of the corps members in the camp.
Adama said that the facilities in the NYSC, Enugu camp were old, worn out and dilapidated as the ones still in use were stretched to the limit, bearing in mind that it was the oldest camp in the whole federation.
She added that 1,075 males and 1,270 females corps members registered for the scheme with total number of 2, 345 corps members for the programme.
Administering the oath of allegiance, the Chief Justice of Enugu State, Justice Raymond Ozoemena, represented by Justice A. Onovo, urged the corps members to always conduct themselves properly.
“Having gone so far in your academic pursuit, you have been found worthy to serve your nation and try at all times to do what is right in the society,” he advised.
The Enugu State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Llyod Ekweremadu, urged the corps members not to engage in any act that could tarnish the image of their various families and institutions of graduation.
Ekweremadu, represented by the permanent secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Mr Chuka Ezike, called on the corps members to obey camp rules and regulations and shun any form of cultism and indiscipline that could attract disciplinary measures from the camp management.
“You must therefore, be focused and strive to leave good and lasting legacies in your host community,” he said.