Embrace the entrepreneurship spirit of Abia, Gov. Otti tasks NYSC corps members.

Embrace the entrepreneurship spirit of Abia, Gov. Otti tasks NYSC corps members.

Abia State Governor Dr Alex Otti has commended the NYSC scheme  which was adequately packaged to equip the corps members for the task of nation building and challenges ahead of them during their service year.

Speaking during the swearing in ceremony of 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps Members held at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Umunna , Bende LGA of Abia state. Gov. Otti also lauded the NYSC Director General, Brigadier Y.D. Ahmed and his team for their efforts in making the scheme more relevant and attractive to the youths of the nation with its  deepening impact, particularly the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development, which is also meeting the current national demands and challenges.

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Engr Ikechukwu Emetu,  further stated that the State is noted for her industrial and entrepreneurship spirit and urged the corps members to pay undivided attention to the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programme that would  help them in shaping their future as well imbibe the leadership qualities needed for the actualization “of the Nigeria of our dream”.

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” I therefore enjoin you to participate actively in all the activities and programmes which will bring out the best in you towards improving where you be posted . I charge you to be disciplined, focused and hardworking which are qualities that will propel you to success.


” My administration is poised to provide the needed conducive atmosphere for corps members to serve ,in addition to rewarding all outstanding members of the corps”, Gov. Otti assured.

Furthermore, he assured them that their welfare would remain paramount to his government as well do all within the resources to make their stay  worthwhile.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of Abia state Governing board and  Commissioner for sports and youth development, Sir Nwaobilor Ananaba commended the Gov. Otti for his unquantifiable support and assistance in providing the enabling environment for corps members serving in the state to thrive.

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He called on corps members posted to the state to be part of the efforts of government and NYSC scheme in uniting the nation as well involving themselves in all the programme of the scheme that is geared towards integrating them into the state of deployment.

Earlier in her address, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Barr, Mrs, Gladys Adama disclosed that the total of 1,667 corps members comprising 691 males and 977 were posted to the state.


She said that since 51 years ago the scheme was established by the federal government, it has been fostering national unity and integration.


Mrs Adama revealed that the scheme is targeted at bringing out the potential of these youths for national development and moulding in them  patriotic ideals such as hard work, discipline and a high moral tone in order to make them responsible future leaders.

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She commended the state Governor Dr Alex Otti for his support and also for ensuring the security of lives and property of corps members in the state which has created a very conducive environment for them to serve .