Anambra NYSC DG Encourages Corp Members to Embrace Peaceful Environment

Brigadier General Yashau Ahmed advises NYSC Corp Members deployed to Anambra not to relocate, emphasizing state's tranquility and promoting cultural integration during a Scheme Cultural Carnival ceremony.

Anambra NYSC DG Encourages Corp Members to Embrace Peaceful Environment

Brigadier General Yashau Ahmed, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has advised Corp Members deployed to Anambra State not to consider relocating, assuring them of the state's peaceful environment. The advice was given during his address to the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 Corp Members at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Unity Orientation Camp in Awka South Local Government Area.

General Ahmed emphasized the significance of promoting national unity and embracing Nigeria's diverse cultures and traditions, highlighting the essence of the Scheme Cultural Carnival ceremony held over the weekend. He urged Corp Members to respect the customs, norms, traditions, and values of their host communities, emphasizing the importance of serving diligently without tarnishing the institution's image or their families' names.

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"Ensure that you remain peaceful, resilient, prepared, and ready to contribute your quarter to your host community," General Ahmed stated, underlining the core purpose of the one-year mandatory service to the nation.

He commended the State Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Ekene Iruma, and her team for maintaining a clean camp environment and urged Corp Members to actively participate in the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program for self-reliance post-service.

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Mrs. Blessing Iruma, the NYSC State Coordinator, echoed General Ahmed's sentiments, emphasizing the carnival's role in fostering unity among Corp Members of diverse backgrounds. She highlighted the event's aim to showcase Nigeria's rich cultural heritage and provide an avenue for Corps members to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the nation's diversity.

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The NYSC Carnival, according to Mrs. Iruma, serves as a platform for cultural exchange and relaxation during the orientation course, offering Corps members an opportunity to bond and create lasting memories.

The Director General's counsel comes amid efforts to maintain peace and unity among Corps members in Anambra State, encouraging them to embrace their service with dedication and a spirit of community development.