Brig. Gen. Y.D. Ahmed, Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, has challenged businesses and stakeholders to prioritise the wellbeing of corps members sent to serve in their organisation.
The DG Ahmed made this demand yesterday when officially launching the multi-million naira corpers Lodge at community secondary school Ihe in Enugu state’s Awgu Local Government Area.
The DG, who was represented by Enugu State coordinator Mrs Christiana Salmwang, praised the community for their generosity in constructing a suitable lodge for corps members serving at Ihe Secondary School and the surrounding towns.
While pushing other employers of corp members to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Mmadueke Ekoh and colleagues, he emphasised that housing for corps members is critical to their settling in and performing well in their primary assignments.
“On behalf of the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Y.D. Ahmed I wish to once more express my profound gratitude to the Ihe Community through its Community Secondary School Ihe Project Development Fund for deeming it necessary to carry out such a project of immense magnitude that will ensure that corps members posted to the school for their primary assignment are properly accommodated and secured.
“The Director General has been properly briefed about this project and he is very pleased with the initiative. As we know, accommodation for corps members is very vital to their settling down and giving their very best in their places of primary assignment.
“It is in the light of this, that the Director General deems it fit to show appreciation and recognition of the effort of the community and has graciously written a Certificate of Appreciation as well as a gift to the good people of lhe community.
“I wish to use this opportunity to call on other corps employers and stakeholders to emulate the good work and kind gesture of the Community Secondary School by devising means and working towards making the welfare of corps members posted to their institution and communities paramount,” he said.
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