Anambra State Government has approved an increase in allowances of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in hard-to-reach areas of the state.
According to the Anambra State Government Media Crew in a statement on Monday, 21 October, 2919, Head of Service (HOS) Barr Harry Udu announced the increment when members of Batch `C’, Stream II corps members paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
“Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra state approved an increase in the allowances of NYSC members posted to hard-to-reach areas of the state.
“However, such areas being determined presently and hopefully the increase will be implemented beginning from next batch of corps members, who may be posted to such areas.
“The gesture is aimed at motivating those posted to interior areas of the state,” Udu added.
He thanked them for their appreciation of the positive efforts of government in presenting an award of excellence to him.
“I dedicate this award to the Governor of Anambra State and the Executive Council members who work to ensure the development of Anambra of our dream.
“Anambra remains a home for you all, any time as the security and peaceful coexistence in Anambra remains tops to the government of the state,” Udu said.
He urged them to continue to stay committed to goodness, truth and openness as they perform their mandatory youth service programmes in the state.
Spokesperson of the group, Mr Augustine Nomigo, thanked the Government for providing corps member the conducive and safe environment throughout the service years.
“We are grateful for the increase in our allowances”, stressing, “the award of excellence to the HOS is our way of showing that we appreciate the kindness of Anambra Government to corpers”.