The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has called on the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to establish farm settlements for corps members serving in Imo state.
Governor Okorocha made this call on Monday, 17th September while speaking at the official closing ceremony of 2018 batch ‘B’ stream 2 orientation course of corps member which took place in Eziama Obaire located in Nkwerre local government area of the state.
The governor who was represented by the state commissioner for talent and youth development, Ifeanyichukwu Onwueyiagba said setting up farm settlements for corps serving corps members will lead to wealth creation and boost food production in the state.
Speaking further, the governor said, he urged the corps members to live up to expectations throughout their service year by exceeding in the education, health and agriculture sector.
He promised the state government is committed to providing necessary support, assistance and enabling an environment for the scheme to meet it set objectives.
In his own speech, Sunday Aroni, the Imo state coordinator of the NYSC enjoined corps members to practice all they learned in camp, especially on voter’s education, channels of communication, security, disaster management, and drug abuse.
He assured skill acquisition will continue at their various place of primary assignments.