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Obiano Honours 11 NYSC Members Wth Laptops, Cash .

A total of eleven 2016 Batch B Stream II NYSC members were yesterday rewarded by the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano for distinguishing themselves during their one-year national service in the state.

The awardees, nine males and two females, were rewarded with Governor’s and State’s Awards, comprising of laptops and cash donations.

Speaking during the award presentation ceremony in Awka, the governor commended them for their patriotism, commitment and resilience during their service year, which stood them out from their peers.

Obiano, represented by the commissioner for Youth empowerment and Creative economy, Bonadventure Enemali, said the award was in demonstration of the importance the state attaches to hard work and selfless service both to the state and the nation.

“You proved yourself as leaders by not only identifying problems in your host communities but finding ways of solving them,” he said.

The governor reminded them that the expectations from them were high that they could afford to toy with, challenging them not to relent in their efforts.

Earlier, the State coordinator, Keyinde Aremu, said the award beneficiaries were subjected to a rigorous selection process, including their participation in the orientation course and Community Development Service as well as their conduct all through the service year.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Thomas Effiong, a first class graduate of Business Education and Accounting from University of Uyo, expressed appreciation to the governor for the gesture.

He pledged to invest the money into rice production, a business he said he commenced soon after his service year.

Source: Tribune online .

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