Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has tasked the Members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme to become active Participants in the local economies of their host communities.
The Governor was speaking while receiving a delegation of the Director NYSC , South East Area Office , Mrs. Ngozi Nwatarali and the new State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Jingi Dennis.
According to the Governor, the NYSC is expected to change the spirit behind its scheme and ensure that Nigeria Youths seize the opportunity of their service year to become job creators and contribute effectively to the socio-economic well being of the nation.
Governor Ikpeazu said the Abia State is setting up shoe factories in the State and emphasised the need for Youth Corps members in Abia to learn shoe making and other viable entrepreneurship skills available in the State.
He equally urged those serving in other States to take the advantage of farming and other businesses thriving in the States where they serve.
Dr. Ikpeazu assured the NYSC of his continuous support to them and said he will give Abia NYSC Orientation Camp at Umunna, Bende LGA the face-lift it needs.
The Governor then presented a brand new INNOSON PICK UP VEHICLE to the State NYSC Office to aid their activities.
Speaking earlier, the South East Area Director of the NYSC, Mrs. Ngozi Nwatarali said the delegation came to pay homage and thank the Governor for his support to the scheme as well as introduce herself and the new State Co-ordinator.
She assured the Governor that the existing synergy between the State Government and the scheme will be strengthened.
The NYSC Director informed that Areas offices were created to monitor the activities of the programme in the regions and urged the Governor to continue to assist the NYSC.
She thanked Governor Ikpeazu for donating a brand new Vehicle to the State Office of the Scheme as well as the 100 KVA generating set among other welfare packages given them.
She requested that the Governor renovates the facilities in the Orientation Camp.
Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem and other top officials of the State Government witnessed the event which held at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Umuahia.