Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has said that it has become necessary for citizens of Nigeria to preach message of unity and national cohesion and shun all forms of discrimination.

The governor made the remark in his address during the opening ceremony of the orientation camp of the 2023 batch A corps members, at the state Orientation Camp at Umudi, Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.

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“No matter the geopolitical zone you come from, what is important, the common denominator that will drive our country is for us to be proud Nigerians”.

He assured the corps members who are in Imo State from various parts of Nigeria, that the government and people of the state will give them all the rights and privileges due to them and show them the well known hospitality of the indigenes.

He promised that the state government will continue to support the federal government, through what he called augmentation policy, for the welfare packages of the corps members.

He added that at the end of their assignment in the state, government will honour and reward those of them who put in outstanding performance.

According to the governor;”I want you to show commitment, with the understanding that national service is an opportunity for you to contribute your quota towards national development”.

Earlier, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Idaewor R.O. appreciated Governor Hope Uzodimma for his magnanimity to the corps members in the state.

She specifically thanked the governor for approving the payment of ten thousand naira monthly stipend to corps members in the state, regular release of meal subsidies, to augment the feeding of corps members during orientation courses, making corps members in the state to be among the best fed in the country.

She also listed the release of Nkwerre General Hospital complex to ease accommodation challenges of the corps members, as well as serve as an ultra modern camp clinic and community hospital as some of the kind gestures of the governor towards corps members.

She informed the governor that after two days of registration, they have over one thousand registered corps members in camp, even as registration was ongoing for about three more days.

She urged the corps members to conduct themselves well while in camp and ensure they impact their host communities positively, reminding them that those of them who distinguish themselves will be rewarded with; local government, state and national honours awards.


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