…As benefiting community village head urge other corp members to emulate IYanuOluwa
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Benue state Coordinator National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Mr. Joshua Shicha has called on corps members servings in the state to write their names in the sands of time by impacting positively on their host communities.
Shicha made the call on Thursday during the commissioning of a borehole project executed by a serving corps member in Ikyo Community ,North bank Makurdi her place of Primary assignment.
The State Coordinator advised that every corps member should endeavor to leave indelible mark in the host community for the sake of humanity and posterity.
.Mr schicha was highly elated over the execution of the borehole project admonished the initiator IyanuOluwa Shittu serving with the Federal University’ Of Agriculture Makurdi to continue with the good work of development because in no distant time she will be rewarded for her good work.
Earlier, the village head of Ikyo Chief Adi Sylverster and his subjects who were overwhelmed by the kind gesture of the serving Corp member by identifying their challenge of lack of water in the community, provide a permanent solution by providing a motorized borehole in the community.
The Village head called on other corps members to emulate what one of their own has done and extend same to their respective communities of their primary assignment.
Nigerian NewsDirect reports that IYanuOluwa who has less than a month to exit the National service explained that the idea to carry out the project was prompted as soon as she came into the community and identified water as the major challenge of the community and being a Social Development Goals (SDG’s) facilitator.
She further explained that it was very difficult in accessing piped burned water most especially during the dried seasons.
She appreciated the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University’of Agriculture, Professor Richard Kimbir, the University chapel, friends both home and abroad for supporting her to achieve one of her dreams.
Nigerian NewsDirect reports highlights of the event to include; presentation of award to the corps member by the Ikyo community, the university chapel and friends, Hunundred yam tubers were contributed and donated by the happy villagers.