Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has yet again challenged the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to look inwards and produce uniforms for Corp Members in Aba, saying that there can’t be a better quality than the ones made in Aba.
The Governor threw this challenge today in his office while receiving in audience, the new State Coordinator of the NYSC, Lady Bona Fasakin who led the leadership of the Agency in the State on a courtesy visit on the Governor.
Ikpeazu made it clear that the current quality of uniforms worn by Corps Members will be massively improved upon by Aba tailors and at a competitive price, tasking the Agency to give it a try.
“As a scheme that showcases our young people, the NYSC Scheme must lead the way in mainstreaming the ingenuity of our youths”.
The Governor welcomed the new State Coordinator of the Scheme and assured her of the readiness of his administration to continue to support the scheme which remains one of the platforms for strengthening the unity of our country, and assured that he will look into the long list of requests presented by the State Coordinator with a view to resolving them as quickly as possible.
The Governor stated that he had already instructed his Special Adviser on Works, Mr. Richard Nwala to do a thorough feasibility study on how the state government can intervene to improve facilities at the State Permanent Orientation Camp at Umunna, Bende LGA.
Earlier, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Lady Bona Fasakin told the Governor that she came to formally present herself as the new head of the NYSC in the State and to thank the Governor for the cordial relationship existing between the Agency and the State Government, as well as appeal for the intervention of the Governor in some critical areas of need by the Agency, especially as it concerns the upgrade of infrastructure at their camp.
She pledged the continued support and cooperation of the Agency with the State Government especially through the use of Corps Members in taking programs of the state government to rural areas.
Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Youth Development and Acting Chairman of the NYSC State Governing Board, Mr. Friday Ikpeoha were present at the event.