NYSC: Anambra lost five corps members during service year- Coordinator


By John Ugo, Awka

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has that five corps members of 2021 Batch ‘A’ (Stream One) who served in the state, died during the service year.
Also, 12 corps members are to repeat their service year for absenteeism from camp.
Coordinator of the NYSC in the state, Mrs. Yetunde Baberinnwa stated this in her speech during the passing out parade of corps members of the 2021 Batch ‘A’ (Stream 1) Service Year on Thursday.
She stated that out of the five deaths, three of them lost their lives during childbirth, one died from natural death while the other one died in road accident.
The state NYSC boss gave the names of the dead corps members as Onoh Bless, Owoh Mercy, Mbam Timothy, Ozor Anthony, and Tabele Mercy.
She expressed appreciation to the NYSC members for their excellent conduct and commitment during the November 6, 2021 governorship election in the state.
Baberinnwa said the corps members who served as INEC ad hoc staff had remained resilient even in the face of uncertainty ahead of the election.
“I want to commend their diligence and their patriotic commitment in the conduct of the Anambra state 2021 governorship election. Despite the initial impression that the election was going to be bloody, they remained resolute in their oath of working towards national unity and development. I am proud of them for their commitment and resilient in doing the right things during the election ,” she said.
The coordinator, said all challenges resulting from their payments were promptly resolved. She also thanked God for seeing the outgone corps members through to the achievement of yet another remarkable milestone in their lives.
“I recall your first moments here and how you were unsure of what to make out of the service year. How it seemed like an unattainable feat at the time. Today, as we count down to your last few minutes as corps members, I see in the countenance on your faces and the joyful atmosphere here, a sense of fulfillment at being able to conclude this important phase of your lives. Once more, accept our congratulations” she said.
She urged them to realize that their certificate of National Service was not a guarantee that jobs would be running into their waiting arms.
The coordinator charged them to bring to bear on their subsequent activities, all the lessons learnt during the service year, especially the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship trainings as reliable means to self actualization.
Baberinnwa advised the corps members to “Eschew fraudulent acts, get- rich- quick schemes and other forms of corruption”


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