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NYSC Groan, As Delta Fail To Give 2015 Subvention

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 1:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi  –  Asaba

THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Delta State is in agony following the failure of the State Government to release the 2015 state subvention to the service to enable it overcome its many challenges.

The service noted that if evidence of determination must reflect in the corps members deployed to the state, then the state must be alive to its collaborative effort or else the newly posted 2,342 corps members to the state, comprising 1,230 males and 1,112 females, would be confronted with insufficient hostel accommodation, toilets and bathrooms.

State Coordinator, Mrs. Live Essien Etukudo,who  spoke  during the swearing in ceremony of the 2015 Batch ‘A’ at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North council area of the state on Thursady  appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to settle down to work on some urgent needs of the corps members.

She listed other pressing needs to include, a befitting office accommodation, perimeter fence round the orientation camp, lack of dependable transformer, lack of warehouse/storage facility in the orientation camp and non-availability of inspection vehicles.

The Coordinator, who hailed the corps members for demonstrating high sense of discipline, dedication and understanding, extended a hand of fellowship to Governor Okowa.

“We hereby pledge to work with the present government as we have worked with the past governments to better the lot of the people of Delta state, especially the rural dwellers”, she said.

Governor Okowa who was represented by his Deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, pledged unflinching support from the state government at ensuring the well-being of the scheme in the state. He stated that the new entrants into the scheme must undergo the drills and Para-military training, which he said includes physical exercise, Man ‘O’ War, social and sporting activities and lecture on topical issues.