The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday announced the donation of N48 million as transport allowance to the 2018 Batch C Stream 1 Corps members from camp to their areas of primary assignment.
The governor who spoke at the closing ceremony of the stream in Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of the state, also extended the magnanimity to the camp officials for facilitating the corps members training at the orientation camp.
Emmanuel said that the state government would continue to place a premium on the welfare of corps members posted to the state.
He lauded the contributions of the corps members towards the enhancement of education, health and infrastructure development of the state.
According to him, the camp needed a facelift to enhance the welfare of corps members and camp officials, adding that the state government had directed NYSC Governing Board to sustain the initiative of the scheme.
The governor charged the corps members to take their security very important and put into practice all the security lessons in camp.
Emmanuel also urged them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities for an atmosphere of harmony and rewarding experience.
In his speech, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Julius Amusan, reminded the corps members of the consequences of unauthorised journeys.
“Arising from the concern of management of the scheme to corps welfare safety, I wish to remind you that corps members are not allowed to undertake unauthorised journeys.
“This is to guard against the dire consequences associated with such trips. You are advised to travel when it is absolutely necessary and not without the permission of the State Coordinator,” Amusan said.