The Director, Southwest Area Office, Mr Emmanuel Danjuma Attah has declared that the National Youth Service Corps is the only symbol of unity holding us together as an indivisible entity.
The Director made the declaration today when he paid an unscheduled official visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.
Mr Attah who entered the Camp unannounced was impressed with the organisational ability of the new State Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Nnenna Ani who she described as an excellent Protocol Officer.
“I am quite impressed with what I saw especially the requirements put in place to observe the Coronavirus pandemic protocol”.
“Not only that, the camp environment is neat and well kept and this shows that the State Coordinator and her team have done what they needed to do and I have no doubt that the assessment of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will be in tandem with my honest observation”.
While conducting on the spot assessment at the new Camp Clinic constructed by the immediate past State Coordinator which still has electrical fittings, internal doors, soak away pit and minor touching to make it functional, the Director expressed confidence that the new Coordinator would complete and put the edifice into use very shortly.
Mr Attah who also visited the Kitchen in the course of the inspection after eating the lunch therein rated high the quality of meals corps members are fed with.
“Honestly speaking, the meals that are coming from this Kitchen which is prepared under strict hygienic conditions are of high quality and tasteful and I am happy with the service otherwise corps members would have reacted”.
At the operating Camp Clinic, while interacting with the corps medical personnel, the erstwhile State Coordinator of Taraba and Osun states respectively told the corps members that the Director-General had told them all that is needed to be said during his virtual meeting monitored across NYSC camps nationwide.
“Gentlemen corps members, the number one corps member nationwide, our Director General who is also an Associate Professor of Military University, Biu in Borno State, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has spoken as a passionate father would do to his beloved and precious children and there is no point for me to repeat his message.
“However, my advice to you is to link up with your State Coordinator who is, fortunately, a tested and trusted protocol officer to give you the details of the Director General’s message peradventure you did not capture everything”.
“Your State Coordinator is a meticulous and highly cerebral officer who pays attention to every minute details and I can beat my chest that you will not be disappointed when you request such information from her,” he said.
Mr Attah said part of the reason why he has come as a Chief Host to all corps members deployed to the Southwest Geopolitical Zone is to welcome the new Coordinator whose husband, Ozo Anthony Chinwuba Ani has impacted much and invested greatly in his life when he was growing up in the Scheme.
He prayed for the success of a woman who has hit the ground running with a touch of protocol professionalism and administrative acumen.
The elated Mrs. Ani lauded the Director, Southwest Area Office for always putting in his best to ensure that corps members’ welfare in the zone remained his priority.
She thanked him for the unscheduled visit and promised to continue with the tempo of development in the Sunshine State.