Community Inaugurate N100m facilities for corps members
NYSC inaugurated N100 million facilities built for corps members by the community in Awgu Local Government of Enugu state.
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday inaugurated N100 million facilities built for corps members by the community in Awgu Local Government of Enugu state in collaboration with the Old Boys of the school, as part of the community development project.
The facilities include a ‘Corpers‘ Lodge, which is located inside Community Secondary School, as well as the renovated secondary school.
They also include eight modern toilets, two boreholes with electrical and solar power supply, DSTV installation, solar light to complement electricity and a big generator. These facilities are meant to boost the corps members’ contributions towards improving the standard of education in the area.
The chairman of the event, Prof. Martin Anikwe, said the lodge was also part of the efforts by the community to achieve parts of sustainable education component of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
He said members of the community decided to construct to ensure that corps member posted to the community did not reject their posting
According to Anikwe “Some people from the community and the old boys came together to renovate and build the lodge to make sure we get quality education.
“We discovered that engaging corps members will be an instrument in improving the standard of education in our community.
“With the projects, students from our community whether rich or poor, can attain their goals in life.”
The NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Christiana Salmwang, commended the community for its magnanimity in building a befitting lodge for corps members serving in the secondary school and the nearby communities.
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The Chairman, Committee Project Development Fund of the secondary school, Emmanuel Nweke, said the lodge was one of the numerous projects the group built in the school.
The Chairman praised Dr. Madueke Ekoh, a member of the community, for donating more than 70 per cent of the money used in the project.
“We spent over N100 million to actualise the entire project in the school.”