NYSC raises the alarm over erosion threat at orientation camp in Anambra
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has raised the alarm over ravaging erosion menace at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Unity Permanent Orientation Camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka South Local Council of the state.
The state Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Iruma, who spoke, yesterday, during the swearing-in ceremony of 2022 batch B, stream 1 orientation course, lamented that structures in the camp were threatened by erosion.
Iruma appealed to the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to come to their aid, by facilitating the landscaping of the premises, which would save the facility from the impending scourge.
According to her, a look around the camp will show that many portions have already been destroyed by erosion.
She added: “If not checked early, the erosion might threaten the existing structures and destroy the beauty of the camp.
“As we wait for government, we’re taking proactive steps to curtail the extent of damages. We’ve filled parts of the area ravaged by erosion as temporary measure, as we can’t fold our hands while erosion sack us from the camp. I wish to remind the governor of the need to address the erosion menace inside the orientation playground.”
The State Coordinator congratulated 1,790 corps members for qualifying for mobilisation into the scheme, just as she assured them of their safety and security during and after the orientation exercise.