FG must seek creative ways to preserve NYSC – Obiano

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AWKA – Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has the Federal seek creative ways of preserving the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) without exposing youths life-threatening situations.

Obiano made the call when he declared open the 2014 Batch “B” Pre-Orientation workshop held in Awka on Wednesday.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the increasing relevance of this efforts in nation building.

“The recent involvement of NYSC in the conduct of in some parts of the country has largely contributed the impressive results that have widely applauded as credible.

“Although the activities of insurgents in some parts of the country have led to a growing call to review the NYSC .

“I am of the considered view that Nigeria seek creative ways to preserve this great tool of national unity and cohesion.”

The governor said that his administration would continue to the , adding that the ongoing construction work at the site of the NYSC had recorded significant progress.

He announced that he had approved the donation of a bus, an ambulance and life vests to corps posted to riverine areas of the state for their primary assignment.


Obiano also announced the donation of N500, 000 to the state NYSC Dance and Cultural Group for coming second at the NYSC national competition in recently.

In his address, NYSC -General, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, said the workshop was to x-ray the past orientation course and come up with practical and workable solutions for service delivery.

“A forum like this is necessary since the orientation programme provides the opportunity to imbibe the core values of patriotism, integrity, efficiency, commitment and teamwork in corps .

“This informed the theme of the workshop – Strengthening Core Values of the Scheme for the Enhancement of National Consciousness in Corps Members,” he explained.

Participants in  the workshop were drawn from top NYSC managers, Nigerian Army, Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps () and Nigeria Red Cross Society, among others. (NAN)