Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, said his government is focused on creating an enabling environment for youths to break new frontiers of excellence in various spheres of human existence.
Governor Obiano stated this when he received nine awardees of Anambra origin who won the NYSC Presidential Honours from 2012 to 2014 in his country home, Aguleri in Anambra East Council Area.
The awardees were among the final 164 corps members selected out of the 700 nominated for the NYSC Presidential Awards between 2012 and 2014.
They were earlier this year hosted by former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja where they were offered post-graduate scholarships, automatic employment with the federal civil service and cash awards.
Obiano, who acknowledged that Ndi Anambra are distinguishing themselves in various areas of life, expressed delight that Anambra registered the highest number of representation in the award list.
While reliving his experience as the best corps member during his service year in Benue State, the governor called on corps members to always put in their best in the development of their host communities, so as to guarantee the realisation of the ideals of the scheme.
Commending the awardees for making the state proud, Obiano promised that the state government will offer automatic employment to any of them who wishes to work with the state civil service.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Chief Tony Nnachetta, reminded the awardees that having become worthy ambassadors of the state by distinguishing themselves during their service year, the onus lies on them to sustain the feat in their future endeavours.
Leader of the delegation, Mr. Elochukwu Onyekwelu, who served in Kogi State, explained that the visit was to present themselves and their awards to the governor as a father and to seek his support in bringing the federal government’s promises to fruition.
In a vote of thanks, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Robinca Odigwe, thanked Governor Obiano for encouraging corps members serving in the state toward excellence, describing him as a great inspiration and motivator to youths in Anambra.
The awardees were later treated to a warm reception and lunch with the governor.

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