By Adejumoke Alebiosu
A delegation of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, represented by the Head of Federal Information Center (FIC), Akwa lbom State, Mrs Christiana Jacob paid a courtesy visit on the State coordinator NYSC Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Chiyere Ekwe.
The head of the Center, who expressed delight on the reception accorded her and her team, thanked the NYSC Chief Executive for granting them the opportunity of meeting with the management of NYSC scheme for a mutual interface.
‘We are here as the Ministers of Children, Youth, Men and Women,’ Mrs Jacob acknowledged.
She further stated that their main aim was to partner NYSC on the need to train corps members on ICT in order to contribute to NYSC’s quest in making Corps members Self reliant, as well as projecting the good image of the State in line with the DAKADAR philosophy.
She promised a good deal for Corps members, assuring the Coordinator that all the packages will be subsidized for the corps members to encourage them participate in the training. She however appealed for an opportunity to sensitize the corps members while in the orientation camp.
While responding, the visibly elated State coordinator, Mrs Ekwe who considered the request an avenue to train her Corps members under SAED, stated ‘I want to assure you that we will give you all the necessary support and grant all your preposition,’ she promised.
The State coordinator commended the team for the Visit, promising unflinching support for this initiative.
She further appealed to Mrs Jacob to ensure subsidy for the Corps members that will eventually present themselves for the ICT training.
Present at the parley were, Mrs Essien Ime Edet (2IC to head of centre) and Ekwe, Edet Usang (Project Coordinator ICT Unit), while NYSC top management staff also witnessed the event.