Anambra Government set to deepen working relationship with NYSC
…as Youth Commissioner receives State Coordinator, others.
Anambra State Government has decided to strengthen its working relationship with the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to ensure adequate welfare of Corp members serving in the State.
According to the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, the government will tackle some of the challenges militating against smooth operations of the body to enable it function optimally.
Obiekezie stated this while receiving a delegation from the Agency led by its State Coordinator, Mr Kehinde Aremu, on a familiarization visit to her office.
She added that the Anambra State government will address contentious issues raised by the agency pertaining to welfare, posting of Corp members to public and private schools as well as infrastructural challenges, also noting that existing synergy with the agency would be promoted to realize set objectives for youth training and development, adding that government placed high premium on youth related issues.
Commissioner Theresa Obiekezie enjoined Corp members serving in the state to maximize training and empowerment opportunities created for them at various stages of their service year to impact on their lives and the larger society.
While describing the NYSC scheme as an exciting programme that needed to be experienced, she called on Corp members to imbibe virtues derivable from the scheme in order to build a better society.
Responding, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Kehinde Aremu, appreciated the state government for provision of infrastructural and support services to the agency especially the completion of its permanent orientation camp at Umuawulu.
While praising youth friendly Governor of the state for impacting on it, he said the agency had been enjoying a robust working relationship with the ministry that needed to be sustained.
Aremu also used the occasion to announce the recognition of the Commissioner as the new Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in the state.
Present during the event were Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Louisa Ezeanya, Director General, Digital Entrepreneurship Office, Mr Ifeanyi Aniagoh and other senior officers of the agency.