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Nysc Members Get Land Allocation To Farm In Imo

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, (THEWILL) – The Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has directed caretaker committee chairmen in the 27 local government areas of the state to allocate land to 1,545 corps members deployed to the state to enhance agricultural production.

He gave this directive at the opening of orientation programme for the 2016 Batch 'B' corps members posted to Imo, explaining that this was in line with the determination of the state to identify with the laudable agricultural policy of the federal government to tackle the nation's problem of food insufficiency.

The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Eze Madumere, advised the corps members to pay serious attention to all programmes lined up for them during the orientation.

He congratulated the corps members for their achievements, charging them to discharge their duties diligently in their various places of assignment.

“I welcome you to Imo hospitality. Pay attention to the programmes lined up for the orientation. Interact with one another and people of the community which is the beauty and essence of the NYSC,” Okorocha said.

In his speech, the state coordinator of NYSC, Isaac Fasanu, disclosed that 1,545 corps members comprising 855 males and 690 females were posted to Imo state.

He expressed appreciation to the government for the numerous supports given to the scheme and for approving the construction of two additional hostels in the orientation camp.

The NYSC state coordinator also thanked the governor for the donation of a vehicle and urged him to continue supporting the scheme by complementing efforts in feeding and other logistics.

Turning to the corps members, he called on them to be law-abiding, asserting that the programme would instill discipline, positive attitude, skills and broad world view in them and reposition them to stand on their own.

Fasanu said the scheme would also equip the corps members with leadership qualities and prepare them mentally and physically to face future challenges.

The high point of the event was the oath taking by the corps members, administered by the representative of the Imo Chief Judge, Theresa Chikeka.