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Umahi warn Ebonyi employers over rejecting NYSC members

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EBONYI State Governor David Umahi has warned the employers in the state, who is in the habit of rejecting corps members posted to their establishments on fimsy excuses stating that such would no longer be tolerated by the state government.

Governor Umahi who issued the warning during the closing ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 orientation course, at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Afikpo on recently.

He stated that “The employers must accept these youths, treat them as their staff and make good use of their skills and knowledge in their various establishments.

Governor Umahi who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, urged the corps members to interact effectively within the communities posted for their primary assignment to promote national unity and further appealed to them to relate and explore the rich cultural heritage of the people.

“You should appreciate the many similarities between Ebonyi people and your own culture while respecting the culture and tradition of the people.

“You should embark on life-touching community development projects that will benefit your host communities as I salute your predecessors for leaving behind footprints in the sands of time.

Umahi commending the state NYSC coordinator and all camp officials for their dedication in discharging duty and also noted that the Scheme of NYSC has contributed immensely to the socio-political development of the state especially in the areas of education and health.

According to him, the positive impact the service has had on the
development of the state necessitated his administration’s decision to renovate facilities at the orientation camp and upwards review of corps members monthly stipend from N5,000 to N10,000 beginning from last September.

In her remarks, the state NYSC Coordinator, Ann Ibe noted that the orientation programme was successful as the corps members exhibited a high sense of duty, commitment and discipline since their arrival.

“They participated actively in all camp activities such as skills acquisition training, paramilitary drills, citizenship and leadership
training, social; and cultural activities and lectures on various local and national issues.

However, he charged the corps members to be law-abiding, avoid
unnecessary and unauthorized travels, shun immoral practices, and ensure you work hard to develop the state and also urged them to accept their posting in good faith.

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