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Residents Of 18 LGAs In Anambra State Benefit Relief Materials From Chief Agbasimelo

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Joel Ajayi

The  quest of Chief Eloka Godwin Agbasimelo, the founder of the Oga ndi Oga Foundation to reduce the burden of people of Anambra state has continue to wax stronger day by day, as  Residents of 18 Local Government Areas out of 21 recieved the food items to cushion effect of COVID-19 in the state.

While many Nigerians in other states were seen scrampling to adjust in an attempt to reduce unprecedented impact of Pandemic Covid-19,  Anambra indegenes, home and abroad, were seen smiling courtesy of the kind hearted Chief Agbasimelo.

The gesture which was put in place by him in the 18 LGAs, owing to the relief materials distributed, were packages of  70,000 Ten kilogram bags of rice, among other food items.
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The representatives of the different local government came to receive their own in the Chairman’s home town Ezinifite in Nnewi South LGA, Anambra state.

Distributing the food items, the Coordinator of Oga ndi Oga foundation, Chief Engr Echezona Uzoka was on ground to distribute the items in line with what the Chairman of Oga ndi Oga Foundation and Goddosky International FC Chief Eloka Godwin Agbasimelo has been doing to touch the lives of the people living in Anambra state and outside the state.

According to the coordinator,  the Chairman will continue to help people as it is a commitment he has decided to see to the end.

It’s on record that Chief  Agbasimelo, a philanthropist, has been using his resources to help the needy.

Just few days ago, Anambrans in their numbers  in Lagos recieved the  support of the benevolent Chief, with different food items to help people who cannot go out to source for their daily meals, as the lockdown is taking a toll on millions of people in the country.

It doesn’t end there,  recently, Chief Agbasimelo gave out hundreds of ladies motorcycles to individual women of different local government to enable the traders who find it difficult getting to the place of their trade in neighbouring towns  in Anambra state.

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Avoid Induced Rejection, Unauthorized Journeys, DG Admonishes Corps Members

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Joel Ajayi

As 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members will be leaving the 3-week orientation camp on Tuesday the Corps Members have been advised to avoid induced rejection, rather accept their posting in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this on Monday while de-briefing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials through a nationwide virtual address.

He said any Corps Member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.

He also disclosed that there is nothing like two weeks break after leaving the Orientation Camp, but added that if there is a compelling need for any Corps Member to travel, the concerned must obtain permission from the NYSC through the established channel.

Ibrahim said no Corps employer is authorized to grant permission to any Corps Member to travel.

“Once you get to your place of primary assignment tomorrow, don’t put pressure on your employers for rejection.

“Don’t lobby anyone that you want to change your posting or relocation. If they write to us that you induced or forced them to reject you, you will be punished.”

As patriotic Corps Members, it is expected that you accept posting to anywhere you have been posted to and add value to the community”, the DG added.

He urged them to be patriotic in the service to their fatherland and ensure they equally add value to themselves, NYSC Scheme and the society at large.

The Director-General admonished them to use the opportunity of NYSC platform to excel in life.

“You have gone through the rudiments of the Orientation Course, please take advantage of it and see what you can do for your fatherland.

“Let the spirit of the Orientation Exercise live in you forever as Nigerians. National integration should be your watchword. We should be united as a country”, the DG added.

General lbrahim warned against the negative use of the social media, urging them to verify every information before it is shared online.

“Don’t use fake news to promote disunity, shun cybercrimes and all forms of criminality. In whatever action that you are going to take, please look back at where you are coming from and avoid any action that will haunt you tomorrow.

“Shun drugs, be good citizens and good ambassadors of your, institutions, families and the NYSC Scheme”, he said.

The Director-General implored the Corps Members to continue with the Post-Camp training in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Developnent Programme.

He revealed that the Scheme had partnered some financial institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank, Bank of Industry, Unity Bank, NYSC Foundation, Leventis Foundation, among others, that are ready to support Corps Members with loans and trainings.

The Director-General stated that efforts are in top gear towards the establishment of National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund, which would make start-up capitals available to interested Corps Members to start-up their businesses as they exit Service.

Ibrahim also enjoined the Corps Members to be security conscious at all times and avoid any action that may endanger their safety.

He warned them against boarding vehicles from unauthorized motorparks, enjoining them to use approved motorparks.

“You must be security conscious and don’t endanger your safety. Under no condition should you travel at night, or board vehicle along the road. Your welfare is very paramount to NYSC

If you are going to travel, you must be permitted. Write through employer to your Local Government Inspector and it will get to the State Coordinator for approval. If you are going to travel, ensure that you are permitted”, the DG said.

He said the Scheme is making efforts to get rebate on flight charges for Corps Members that may want to travel by flight.

Ibrahim informed the Corps Members that efforts are on-going as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to enlist Corps Members in the National Health Insurance Scheme for effective Medicare during the service year.

He advised the Corps Members to get COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and also protect others from the deadly virus.

In his vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues nationwide, the Imo State Corps Camp Director, Otobo Joshua Osa IM/21B/1740 lauded the Director-General for his doggedness and passion for the welfare and security of Corps Members.

“We remain eternally grateful and we assure you of our commitment to the ideals of the NYSC, having imbibed all the lessons taught us in the course of the Orientation Programme”, he concluded.

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