Twelve members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Anambra State got married during their service year in the state.
The Anambra State NYSC authorities celebrated the development on Wednesday.
The new couples who were of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ set, met each other during their orientation camp and documentation before proceeding to commence their primary assignments at their different organisations in the state.
They include Eze Obinna and Oluchi Peace, Henry Nwachoko and Charles Ruth, Oluchukwu Davis and Ahedo Etiosa.
Others are Nsofor Obianuju and Ohale Nkemakolam, Ogburie Collins and Nwokearu Chinyeremaka, Bernard Faith Amarachi and Okafor Chukwudi.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, described the development as unique, noting that there had never been such number of marriages during a particular service year in the history of the scheme.
He attributed the development to the “conducive environment and friendly disposition of the people of the state and the government”, and called on the couples to reciprocate by investing in the state.
He said, “We thank Governor Willie Obiano for creating a conducive environment and his commitment towards welfare of corps members in the state.
“This success story doesn’t end with service year. Anambra is conducive for everything. If the environment was unfriendly, this couldn’t have been possible.You’ve invested emotions, but invest money in developing the state.”
Assistant Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mrs Ify Nwafor, said one of the reasons for the establishment of the scheme was for integration, including chances for corps members to meet the love of their lives.
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