The Enugu State Command of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has asked the state government to subsidize the feeding of the Corps members, because of the increase in their population.
This plea was made by Mrs. Nwano Ukagha, who is the Enugu State Coordinator of the NYSC, during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch B Corps members at the State Orientation Camp in Awgu, Enugu State on Monday.
Ukagha said that despite all the support the state had been giving to them, it was constrained to solicit for more, especially in the provision of facilities in camp.
Some of the Corps members deployed to the state, told newsmen that except for inadequate water supply, other facilities as hostel, electricity and social services were in fair supply.
The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, who represented Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the ceremony said: “I wish remind you of the importance of the NYSC programme and the need to be committed to the realization of its objectives. In order to make success of this assignment, you must be dedicated, focused and ready to apply yourselves to the activities of the orientation course.”
A total of 2,169 Corps members were registered in the camp, comprising 1,201 males and 968 females.