Two corps members receive Sultan’s meritorious awards
Two members of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Dr Oromona Blessed Agba, and Asma’u Hamisu from Delta and Kano states, respectively, were recently presented with the Sokoto State and Sultan meritorious awards.
The awardees served with the 2019 Batch B, Stream 1, in remote communities in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The Sultan’s Personal Secretary, Hali Maccido, presented sets of Plasma television with N100,000 cash prizes to each of the awardees in the Sultan’s palace.
The state meritorious award was presented on behalf of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, by the NYSC Board Chairperson and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Development, Amina M Jakada.
Commenting, the NYSC State Coordinator, Philip Enaburue, commended Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, and Governor Tambuwal, saying the gesture will serve as motivation for serving corps members.
Enaburue said the monarch’s effort was geared at encouraging corps members not to concentrate in the urban areas where their services would be underutilized
He added that the services of corps members were more needed in the rural communities than the urban, adding that NYSC had partnered with some agencies to impart business skills to corps members for them to be productive during and after service.
Speaking to journalists, Agba disclosed that as part of his Community Development Service, he carried out a sickle cell awareness campaign in Gwadabawa Council, screening over 709 single persons to ascertain their genotype status.
On her part, Hamisu said she constructed an E-Library at the Government Day Secondary School, and also renovated three toilets at the Sultan Abdurahman School of Health Technology, both in Gwadavawa.
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