Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has ordered caretaker committee chairmen in the state’s 27 Local Government Areas to allocate land to 1,545 corps members deployed to the state to enhance agricultural production.
The governor gave the directive on Monday at the orientation ceremony for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps members posted to the state.
Represented by Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, the governor congratulated the corps members and urged them to discharge their duties diligently in their various places of assignment.
He advised them to pay serious attention to all programmes lined up for them during the orientation.
“I welcome you to Imo hospitality. Pay attention to the programmes lined up for the orientation. Interact with one another and people of the community which is the beauty and essence of the NYSC.”
He also stressed Imo state determination to identify with the laudable agricultural policy of the Federal Government to tackle the nation`s problem of food insufficiency and has thus, ordered caretaker committee chairmen in the state to allocate land to the corps members to enhance agricultural production.
The State Coordinator, Mr. Isaac Fasanu, expressed appreciation to the state government for the numerous supports given to the scheme and for approving the construction of two additional hostels in the camp to accommodate more corps members.
He also thanked the governor for the donation of a vehicle and asked that he continues to support the scheme by complementing their efforts in feeding and other logistics.
Fasanu urged the corps members to be law-abiding as the programme is aimed to instill discipline, positive attitude, skills and broad world-view in them and reposition them to stand on their own.
He also added that the scheme would also equip the corps members with leadership qualities and prepare them mentally and physically to face future challenges.