The outgoing National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members have been encouraged to strive to settle down to establish their careers in Anambra State.
The call was made by Kingsley Ozodi, the head of department, Education and Social Development, Idemili South, during recent passing out of NYSC Batch A members at Ojoto.
Ozodi asked the ex-corps members to look around and start up something; no matter how menial to help themselves and their parents saying that Anambra people were business-friendly.
“You have seen that Anambra people are hospitable unlike notions you had before coming here. Those seeking job opportunities or if you have opportunity to marry from here, you are welcomed to do so,’’ Ozodi said.
He added that the reason for holding the passing out at a low key could be as a result of security reasons, telling them to utilise their NYSC experiences as they face the labour markets.
Kehinde Aremu, the NYSC state coordinator, represented by Felix Okoli while issuing certificate of national service, CNS, to the 92 outgoing members urged them not to be in a hurry to leave Anambra.
“Don’t be in a haste to rush home. Anambra people are not harsh. Exploit job opportunities here. Develop some of the skills you acquired during your NYSC scheme as a starting point.
“Avoid short cut to success. Be part of the positive people, who will make Nigeria proud. Some of you in serious relationships with Anambra people can marry and settle down here,’’ Aremu said.
Meanwhile, Augustina Obinero, the NYSC Local Government Inspector, Idemili South, thanked the outgoing members (Batch A/2018) for conducting themselves lawfully during their service year, wishing them the best in their future endeavours.
She said that none of the members had a case of service extension as punishment, stressing that two members won the NYSC State Award Recommendation letter for their secondary assignment.
The two are Lynda Ugochinyere Kamalu AN/18A/2784 from Imo State and Chikezie Prince Enearo AN/18A/2778 from Enugu State.
Kamalu received the state award for assisting a blind NYSC member throughout her service year and holding sensitisation/health education programmes on Diabetes Mellitus in Churches, schools at Oba, Idemili South.
Enearo got his state award for holding sensitisation seminars on stroke at various Churches, Health Centres and Council Headquarters.
He also made a proposal to procure Thread milk/cardio 107 equipment at the General Hospital, Nnobi.
Presentation of certificates, group and individual photographs and send forth parties sponsored by Don Unachukwu, the council boss, were part of events that featured.