34 corps members rescind relocation from Anambra


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No fewer than 34 Batch B corps members undergoing orientation course in Anambra have rescinded their earlier decision to relocate from the state.

Mr Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) made the disclosure during the Cultural Carnival organised for them at the temporary Orientation Camp on Saturday.

Aremu said the activities on camp especially the knowledge of culture and ways of major ethnic nationalities in Nigeria had made them to appreciate the beauty of cultural interaction as well as relaxed some of the prejudices they haboured from their homes.

The coordinator said about 300 applications to relocate to other states were received.

“In the last four days, 34 corps members who applied to relocate from Anambra have withdrawn such application saying that they want to stay back and serve Nigeria in the state as well as learn more about the Anambra spirit.

“We have graciously granted their request and I can assure them that they will be glad for the decision they made.

“Our beauty as a country is in our diversity and that is why NYSC has thought it wise to expose our youths to these cultures; each platoon was assigned a particular culture to study and showcase; I must commend them for executing their tasks so well,” he said.

Aremu urged the corps members to apply their knowledge of the orientation course and become part of communities they found themselves for their Places of Primary Assignment.

He also encouraged the corps members to explore the skill area they were thought during the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme for their economic advantage.

On her part, Mrs Ifeoma Nwafor, Chairman of the Carnival Planning Committee thanked the corps members for their cooperation during the build up to the event.

Nwafor said that NYSC had created mini Nigeria on camp with so much lesson for the larger society to learn.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 10 cultures were showcased with dance and drama competitions. (NAN)

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