Friday, 15 July 2022

Governor Ayade Redeems Cash Pledge to Best Youth Corp Member in C'River









Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has redeemed a cash pledge of Five Hundred Thousand Naira to Alvin Chinedu Okpogba, an ex corp member with State code N0. CR/21A/0012, who recently passed out from the mandatory National Youths Service Corp (NYSC) in Cross River State.

Presenting the cash gift to the ex corp member at his office, Cross River State Commissioner for Youths Development & Skills Acquisition, Signor Omang Idiege, said His Excellency's gesture was in line with the corp member's outstanding performance in community development projects in the State which stood him out overall.

Signor Idiege charged corpers serving in the state to take their primary assignments seriously as Cross River State is home to all who intend to serve, in terms of competitiveness, hospitality and welcome.

Receiving the gift, an elated Alvin said it was a great experience to have served in Cross River State which has accorded him the opportunity to understand the culture and tradition of the people in the course of carrying out various community projects during his primary assignments.

'I am privileged to be nominated as the best in my Batch with the state honors Award from Cross River State. 

'I want to thank the Cross River State governor for finding me worthy of this. As promised, he has kept his word. I am deeply excited because this gesture will further motivate others', Alvin said.

In a vote of thanks, the state Coordinator, NYSC Cross River State, Mr Zemoh Andrew thanked the State governor for the gesture, which according to him would encourage corp members to put in their best during the service year.



"I served in Cross River State for 31 years before l returned here to head the NYSC. This is the place to be because the people here are very hospitable. In terms of community development service, the host community will encourage you a lot. 

'Corp members that serve in Cross River State have the backing of the community and the state government', Zemoh told newsmen in Calabar.

The state deputy governor, Prof. Ivara Esu had earlier conveyed the message during the passing out exercise of the Batch A, Stream 1 service year that the governor made a promise of a cash reward of 500,000 to the best Corp Member.

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