Akwa Ibom govt promises better camp facilities, welfare package

 GOV. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has promised to provide better critical facilities at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp and sustain good welfare package for corps members.

Emmanuel said this during the official opening/swearing-in ceremony for 2023 Batch A Stream 1 Corps Members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp on Friday, in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai, Akwa Ibom.

The governor was represented by Mr Ifiok Douf, Director of Sport, Ministry of Youths and Sports.

“On our part, we will sustain the welfare package for the corps members. We will equally look into critical camp facilities requiring immediate attention,” he said.

The governor urged corps members to contribute their quota to complement the efforts of government towards realising its vision of fast tracking development in all sectors of the economy.

“The exercise would not be worthwhile if you fail to recondition your minds to various issues and new ideas that you would be exposed to through such activities as lectures, drills, physical training, citizenship and training leadership, skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED),” he said.

Earlier in her remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, informed the corps members of the importance of the orientation course

She said it was designed to instill in them the spirit of perseverance, discipline and resilience to adequately overcome the challenges of the service year.

Ekwe urged the corps members to take the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme serious as it was packaged to provide them with veritable platform to overcome challenges of unemployment.

She commended the state government for its unflinching support to the development of facilities in the orientation camp for the welfare of corps members.

The state coordinator urged the corps members to be of exemplary conduct and internalise the ideals of national service as enshrined in the oath of allegiance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that highpoint of the event was the administration of Oath of Allegiance on the corps members by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom, Justice Ekaete Obot, represented by Justice Uwem Ibritam. (NAN)