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Soludo to Corps members: You are critical national assets

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra has assured that he would treat corps members deployed to the state for national service as critical national assets.

The governor gave the assurance on Tuesday, November 28, while declaring open the Orientation Course for the 2023 Batch ‘C’ (Stream II) corps members at the state’s Nnamdi Azikiwe Permanent Orientation camp.

Soludo, represented by the commissioner for youth development, Patrick Aghamba, also reassured corps members of continued payment of monthly allowance as well as provision of security and other welfare needs.

He said: “My administration shall treat you as critical national assets by ensuring the provision of your welfare needs. In the same vein, adequate security for all shall be my topmost priority.

“Already, security agencies who are always working in synergy are constantly on the ground to protect you in and around your lodges, places of primary assignments, and host communities.

“With the knowledge of all these measures by the government, you ought to relax and tap maximally from the content of the orientation programme meticulously, articulated for you.

“Undoubtedly, the experience of the camp would assist you tremendously in the remaining three cardinal programmes of the scheme after this orientation course.”

Earlier, the state coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Iruma disclosed that a total of 2,005 corps members, comprising 1,029 males and 976 females have been registered and were already adjusting to camp life and activities.

She assured of the Scheme’s capacity to take adequate care of corps members deployed to the State.

She said: “We have accommodation for 4,000 corps members and we have the capacity to take care of large numbers and the state government has assured us of continued support and cooperation.

“At the moment, we have a total of 2,005, which may likely increase with the married, pregnant, and nursing mothers whose husbands reside in the state.”

Describing the current corps members as one of the best in recent times, Iruma revealed that no issues of misdemeanour and misconduct had been recorded since their arrival, urging them to keep up with the spirit.

She added: “Since their arrival, they’ve exhibited a high level of discipline, they’re amenable to training and development. They listen and adhere to instructions meticulously.

“We have a camp court which dispenses with matters of misdemeanour, misconduct, and the likes. Nothing of such had come to the camp court. There are lots of indications that these ones are well behaved and we’re proud of them.”

credit: PM News