Two other corps members, Otto Chimenem (BY/16A/1125) and Jaja Leah Emmanuel (BY/16A/0798) were also given state honours while Abara Okwuchi Peace (BY/16A/0909), Eboh Gilgal Umiah (BY/16A/0825) and Innocent Dooshima (By/16A/3037) got the Chairman’s honours award
The Bayelsa State government has offered an automatic employment to a corps member, Mr Endurance Aimuan, an Edo State indigene for emerging the overall best corps member of the 2016 Batch A service year in the state.
Two other corps members, Otto Chimenem (BY/16A/1125) and Jaja Leah Emmanuel (BY/16A/0798) were also given state honours while Abara Okwuchi Peace (BY/16A/0909), Eboh Gilgal Umiah (BY/16A/0825) and Innocent Dooshima (By/16A/3037) got the Chairman’s honours award.
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson gave out the automatic employment and honours to the awardees during the send forth and awards night organized for the corps members ahead of the passing out exercise in the state.
He commended the corps members for their patriotism and selfless contribution towards the development of their host communities.Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Serena-Dokubo Spiff, the governor noted that the NYSC programme was one of the enduring initiatives of the Federal Government and emphasized that the scheme was integral to the continued unity and integration of the country.
Dickson explained that his administration was appreciative of the contributions of corps members to various sectors of the state’s economy hence his approval of the immediate payment of all their allowances despite the tight financial situation of the state.
The overall best corps members, Aimuan Endurance, who is a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma embarked on 16 sustainable development projects in Otuogidi and Ogbia communities of Ogbia Local Council area. They include the rehabilitation of one kilometre road and cultivation of a cassava farm for widows in the area.
He also constructed a wooden public toilet and one bathroom at the community and donated insecticide treated mosquito nets to indigenes of the area.In her speech, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Loto Bolade commended the corps members for initiating various projects in the state, which had direct bearing on the lives of rural communities.
She said community development service remained an important aspect of the NYSC programme and urged the people to support corps members who intend to carry out community-based projects in order to accelerate development in the rural areas.