The Federal Government on Tuesday assured its continuous support for the the National Youth Sevice Corps (NYSC) scheme across the country.
The Chairman of NYSC National Governing Board, Amb. Fatima Abubakar, disclosed this during a one day visit to NYSC orientation camp in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
She commended corps members in the state discipline, charging them to maintain the standard across their service year.
“I’m very happy to be here today. From the airport where I met your Coordinator, I knew that she is a good administrator.
“I am even happier about the recommendation I have received about this 2022 set of corps members in Akwa Ibom. I’m told that you are the best.
“I am told that obviously, apart from the electricity issue you have in this camp, you don’t have any major problem in this camp.
“The only thing I’m going to tell you is that, with this recommendation that you have been given by your Coordinator, please maintain the same behavior and discipline.
“By so doing, you will excel beyond your imaginations by the grace of God, and many of us who are parents and grandparents will keep praying for you and hoping that you succeed in your future endeavors,” he said.
Abubakar assured that the federal in collaboration with the state government will look into the few challenges facing the camp in the state.
Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Chinyere Ekwe, thanked the Board for visiting the camp.
She noted that the current batch of 1691 corps members deployed to the state was the best so far.
Ekwe noted that NYSC has established a solid partnership with relevant stakeholders which include the state government, and the security agencies among others.
However, the Coordinator appealed for support on the purchase of automotive gas oil also known as diesel in order to continuously supply the corps members with power as there is no electricity in the camp.