No fewer than 2,032 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
were yesterday sworn in for 2018 Batch C Orientation Course in
Kehinde Aremu, coordinator of the NYSC in the state, made the
disclosure during the oath taking ceremony at the Umunya Temporary
Orientation Camp, Oyi council area.
Aremu said the number was made up of 986 males and 1,046 females.
He said the corps members would be deployed to rural and hard to reach
areas of the state to complement government’s effort in sustaining
educational and health facilities provided in those places.
The coordinator said the corps members would be served with the full
bouquet of the orientation course, including discipline and skill
He congratulated the new corps members for being part of those
mobilised for the national service and urged them to adhere to the
In his speech, Governor Willie Obiano welcomed the newly sworn-in
corps members to the state and urged them to take advantage of the
opportunities in Anambra.
Obiano, represented by the Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, said they
should contribute positively to the development of Anambra so that
they could proudly lay claim of being part of the history of Anambra’s
He said corps members’ welfare and security would remain the priority
of his administration, while assuring that efforts were still on to
complete the permanent orientation site.
“You must avail yourselves of the lectures and other activities which
have been carefully packaged to make you useful to yourself, community
and humanity,” he said.