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Gov. Obiano tasks outgoing members of NYSC on national unity


nysc-coppersGov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has called on the outgoing members of the National Youth Service Corps in the state to make contributions toward a strong, unified and prosperous Nigeria.

The governor made the call on Thursday in Awka at the passing out ceremony of the 2014 Batch ‘C’ Corps members.

Represented by his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, Obaino reminded the corps members that their involvement in nation building process should not terminate with the completion of their youth service.

“Use the knowledge and skills acquired from your various institutions in the course of service to reform the society for the benefit of all Nigerians,” he said.

The governor commended the corps members for their contributions to the development of the people, communities and institutions where they did their primary assignment.

In her remarks, Mrs Robinca Odigwe, the state Coordinator of NYSC, said that 2,371 corps members which included 1,050 males and 1,321 females passed out at the ceremony.

She said that 10 corps members had disciplinary cases ranging from absenteeism to various contraventions of the provisions of the NYSC bye-laws.

Earlier, Mr Tony Nnachetta, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, lauded the contributions of the corps members in the area of education, health, agriculture and infrastructural development.

Mr Joseph Iyala, received the state overall best award while eight others were honoured for their outstanding community development service.

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