Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra State, on Thursday donated the amount of N10m to supplement the feeding of corps members in the state for their three-week stay on the orientation camp.
The donation was made by the governor while declaring open the 2019 orientation camp ceremony of 2,200 Batch ‘B’ corps members at the Umunya orientation camp, in the Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by the State’s Head of Service, Harry Udu, the governor gave assurances of his administration’s continued support of the scheme.
He said, “I hereby direct the NYSC Coordinator to ensure the provision of the most sumptuous meal as I shall be supplementing the feeding in the Anambra camp with the sum of N10m.
“We will continue to provide the enabling environment for the youths to maximize their potentials.”
He urged the corps members to take advantage of the numerous youth-friendly policies and conducive environment in the state to build prosperity for themselves and the nation.
He promised to complete the permanent NYSC Orientation Camp at Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area of the state before August.
The State Coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, regretted the delay in the completion of the permanent camp, attributing it to delay in budgetary releases.
“We were almost 100 per cent sure of the readiness of the camp, but budgetary releases stalled the total completion. That’s why we were back in the loving arms of the Umunya community.
“But looking at the commitment and body language of the governor, I’m not in doubt that the camp will be ready by August,” he affirmed.