By Praise Necherem
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has disclosed plans by his government to pay higher allowances to corps members posted to rural areas in the state. Obiano dropped the hint at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch “B” stream 1 orientation course at its temporary site in Umunya, Oyi local government area of the state.
“I want to state it clear that it is the responsibilities of the corps employers to accept, nurture and care for the welfare of corps members posted to them. Anambra is a home to culture young people from every part of the country.”
Obiano also charged the council chairmen to provide the corps members with conducive atmosphere to facilitate their community integration process as quick as possible.
Earlier, the NYSC state coordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, said corps members in the state no longer had their lectures in the open during their orientation course.
Aremu had earlier identified lack of lecture halls as one of the major challenges facing the camp, a facility he described as critical requirement in the camp. He, however, expressed joy that the challenge had been taken care of with the provision of make-shift tents.
He said, “We no longer hold lectures in the open. We’ve constructed (a) tent which is now serving as lecture halls. We had a very beautiful time for the very first time like never before in the history of Anambra camp. We had lectures under a conducive atmosphere.”
On the N10million promised by the state government to augment feeding in camp, Aremu said they were yet to receive the money in cash. He, however, said the management sourced for fund on the directive of the board chairman to ensure governor’s promise was kept as well as guarantee quality meal for the corps members.
“We’ve sourced for money so that these set of corps members in camp still enjoy the benefits of better meal than what is obtainable in other states,” he added.