Isiokpo community played host to the Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yushau Dogara Ahmed as he inaugurated the 48-room self-contained Corps Lodge built by the Executive Chairman of Ikwerrep, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike.
NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa announced the development in a statement issued on Saturday, July 22, 2023.
Megwa disclosed that, the landmark project, which comprised of two courtyards, two receptions, and fully furnished rooms with state-of-the-art electronics and kitchens was built to mark the 2nd year of the 2nd term in office of the Executive Chairman.
He said the project was also to appreciate the NYSC Scheme, especially Corps Members for their laudable contributions in improving the living standards of the people of Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA).
Speaking during the ceremony, Hon. Nwanosike described NYSC as a strong tool of national unity and integration for all Nigerians.
He recalled his memorable service year experiences in Edo State, noting that he was well treated, hence, his motivation to extend the same gesture to Corps Members serving in his Local Government Area.
The Chairman also commended the Corps Members in the council area for their commitment, steadfastness, and resilience in lifting the standard of living of the people of the area especially, in the education sector where they have been exceptionally outstanding.
He thanked the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed for his sterling leadership qualities since assuming duty.
In his remarks, the NYSC Chief Executive lauded the magnanimity of the council boss while he urged other Local Government Chairmen in the country to take a cue from Hon. Nwanosike’s landmark gesture.
Gen Ahmed also used the occasion to appreciate the people of Ikwerre LGA for helping the Scheme to deepen its topmost policy thrust hinged on unwavering security and welfare of Corps Members.
He, therefore called on the Corps Members to reciprocate the gesture of the Chairman through renewed commitment and dedication to duty while in Ikwerre.
Among the DG NYSC’s entourage were the Directors, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, and Press & Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.