The Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu today, during the swearing in of 2,296 stream 1 corps members posted to Abia State at Umunna Orientation Camp in Bende LGA, Campaigned for made in Aba NYSC regalia.
The Governor who was kitted in full made in Aba NYSC uniform, promised to take the uniform to the DG of NYSC so as to consider looking inwards for production of the uniform.
He said that Service Year is the beginning of a new era in life and further asked the corps members to reflect about what they can take away from Abia considering that they found themselves at the Capital of SMEs in Nigeria as well as center for trade and commerce. He enumerated some of his plans and achievements in Education and Agric sector and asked corps members to key into the policies.
Earlier, the NYSC State coordinator Mrs Francisca Ifon noted that the scheme is designed to expose the members to practical aspect of learning, leadership roles, Security measures, National core values, skill acquisition, as well as foster unity among citizens. She thanked the Governor for his unflinching support. She pleaded that he addresses some challenges :Renovation of dilapidated hostels, Repair of borehole and Construction of additional hostel for corps members and Staff.
The Chairman NYSC Governing board and the commissioner for youth development in Abia State, Bar Hagler Okorie explained that Governor’s presence at the ceremony is a demonstration of the high regard the Governor has for the scheme. He said that government has consistently supported the scheme and will continue to do more.