By ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA – GOVERNOR Theodore Orji of Abia State, has given N1.5 million to 15 NYSC corps members who passed out last week for distinguishing themselves where they did their primary assignment with each receiving N100, 000.
Giving out the money, Orji said it was not easy to select the 15 outstanding members out of many, saying the corps members who were honoured deserved the honour for rendering great service to the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prof Mkpa Agu Mkpa, the governor said, “What you people have done for the state is unquantifiable, as you have through your work lifted the state to a great height, we will not forget your good works to the state. You are free to come here anytime any day, as it is now your home. Please feel free to come back and stay, as our people will always accept you, because your good works will always speak for you.”
Earlier the chairman Abia state National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and the commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Akujiobi Nkoro, explained 2200 corps members were posted to the state and that it had not been easy selecting the best 15 out of them.
“During the last year’s President award night, the state produced three awardees which is the highest so far, while the indigenes of the state who were corps members serving in other states were five in number, it is a great feat”, the commissioner noted.