By Adejumoke Alebiosu
An Anambra based organisation dedicated to the promotion of culture and tourism, African Heritage and Tourism Movement, AHTOM, has described NYSC scheme as a veritable tool to harness youthful energy for the promotion of culture and tourism. The group also said it is seriously considering partnering with the scheme in the state for culture and tourism research.
Comrade Onochie Aghadi, President, AHTOM, while addressing the attendees of the 1022nd Iguaro Ndiigbo ceremony on 20th February 2021 at Agukwu Nri, Anaocha LGA noted that his group would be considering reaching out to the managers of the scheme in the area of cultural and tourism research through managers of the scheme.
‘NYSC scheme has been living up to expectation in using it’s available human resources in promoting cultural heritage of the people and we would working with them soon.’ Comr. Aghadi added
Similarly speaking, High Chief Barr. B.C Adamaechi the National Secretary of Otu Suwakwa Igbo, Group for the Promotion of Igbo language, said he was impressed that the NYSC scheme is still interested in promoting Igbo culture.
Adamaechi, who is also the chairman of Anambra State Union of Authors, ASUA, also urged the NYSC Corps members serving state to learn to speak the Igbo language to integrate with the people.
In his response, Mr Kehinde Aremu-Cole, State Coordinator and Team Leader of NYSC Anambra State, who was represented by Mr. Felix Nnamdi Obiekwe, Local Government Inspector of the corps in Anaocha LGA thanked the speakers for appreciating the good work being done by NYSC noting that the scheme welcomes any synergy that will help it foster national unity and integration.
The NYSC Anaocha Culture and Tourism CDS cultural troupe thrilled the audience during the epoch making Iguaro festival.