A total of 1,301 corps members deployed to Anambra State for their one-year national service have taken the oath of allegiance at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

Four member staff of the scheme also received their promotion letters during the event following their excellent performances and hard work in their respective fields.

Addressing the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 corps members, State Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Iruma said the 3-week orientation course was a time their different leadership qualities would be tested, urging them to endeavour to give accurate accounts of themselves and their backgrounds.

She said: “The corps members, comprising 677 females and 624 males have been kitted and accommodated in line with COVID-19 protocols and are already adjusting fast to the camp life. It is our expectation that you will sustain the tempo.

“We also do hope that you will translate your talents into practical terms by contributing meaningfully in the different committees and activities you will be co-opted into.”

Iruma further appreciated overwhelming hospitality of the people of the state, pledging increased partnership with them in augmenting the manpower resource needed in both the education and health sectors of the state.

She however reminded corps employers of the statutory allowances meant for corps members in lieu of transport and accommodation, stressing that such welfare packages served as motivation to them.

Congratulating the newly promoted staff, Iruma described the feat as a moral booster, urging them to redouble their efforts to prove they really merited it.

“Recognition serves as morale booster, productivity level must improve to show you didn’t attain the position with kid gloves,” she added.

The promoted staff were Chioke Iloabachie, Sylvester Chukwu, Okechukwu Elizabeth and Ejianya Ebubechukwu.