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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT A KEY TO STABLE AND SECURE POLITY

The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has said that sustainable development can only find meaning in a stable and secure polity

Addressing a total number of one thousand, five hundred and forty two 2019 batch A NYSC Corps members who winded up the mandatory one year service to the fatherland in the state, at Umuahia township stadium, the governor represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu charged them to play central roles that will enable the nation achieve the vision of a stronger, more secured, stable and prosperous nation.

Ikpeazu who lauded the corps members for living up to the dreams of the founding fathers of the scheme as a means of fostering unity, and providing socio- economic development across the nation, pointed out that the commendable roles played by corps members in ensuring the stability of the polity through the conduct of a credible elections, eradication of poverty, information technology and various humanitarian services have once more showcased the importance of the scheme to the nation.

The Governor while congratulating the corps members on their successful passing out, encouraged them to remain steadfast and committed to the uplift of the country in their future endeavours and reassured all corps members across the 17 LGAs that their security will remain paramount to the present administration, calling on corps employees and other stakeholders to be alive to their responsibilities to the corps members.

In his address, the commissioner for youth and sports development and chairman NYSC Governing Board, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu said that the contributions of the National Youth Service Scheme to the socio- economic and political development of the nation cannot be overemphasized and appreciated their contributions towards the uplift of the living standard of the people .

The NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Lady Bona Fasakin in her address disclosed that out of the 1,542 corps members deployed to the state, 3 corps members received the State honours award while others received the chairman’s and state coordinator’s commendations as a way of appreciating them for doing the state proud during their service year and thanked the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for his positive disposition towards issues concerning the welfare of their corps members.

Three Corps members, Dr. Hardy Chukwudera Madugha, Aladekomo Segun Tobi and Seth Tyedouble Jeremiah were presented with the state honours award by the Governor’s representative, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu which attracted the presence of members of the State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, Services Chiefs, Top Govternment’s officials and other distinguished personalities.

Charles reporting from deputy governor’s office.
5th March, 2020

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