Abia governor wants employers of corps members to provide enabling environment

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UMUAHIA –  Employers of corps members in Abia State have been urged to provide the enabling environment, accommodation and welfare package that would enable them to perform creditably.

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Gov.Theodore Orji made the call on Tuesday at the closing ceremony of the `2014 Batch A orientation which took place at the NYSC permanent site at Igbere in Bende Local Government Area.

Orji promised to continue to support the NYSC in its programmes and activities for the betterment of the people.

The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Agu Mkpa, urged the corps members to accept their postings willingly with the determination to excel.

‘’I wish to assure you that this administration and the good people of Abia will continue to provide the enabling environment for corps members to perform optimally in their chosen career,’’ he said.

He assured them that their security and well-being would be given the desired attention and monitoring.

The governor urged them to eschew any form of fear and move into their host communities with the determination to impact on the citizenry.

He charged the corps members to be guided by the rules and regulations of the service and also to respect the traditions of their host communities.

In her speech, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Victoria Okakwu, said the corps members went through rigorous physical, mental and moral re-orientation and had been repositioned for the next phase of the service.

Okakwu expressed the hope that with the various training they received in the camp, they were set to make great impact on the development of the state during the service year.

She explained that their postings were in line with the laid down rules and policies of the government and the Act establishing the  scheme which was rural-based.

‘’Majority of you will be posted to the rural areas of the state where your services are most needed, so l urge you to accept your postings in good fate,’’ she said. (NAN)


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