By Adejumoke Alebiosu
As the 2021 batch ‘A’ Stream 2 orientation course kick starts on Tuesday, the Umunna Bende NYSC Abia Orientation camp has received two separate donations; one from the Center for Community Advancement and Investigative Reporting, (CC-AIR) who donated and installed a Zanders system FM Radio transmitter to the Orientation Broadcasting Service OBS in Abia Camp. The second, a donation of drugs and other clinical materials by Ihite Ude Ofeme Ohuhu Community in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State.
Making the donation of the Zanders FM Radio Transmitter to OBS, the designer and founder of CC-AIR who also is an NYSC 1990 National Award winner, High Chief Kennedy Zanders said the donation was his own little way of giving back to NYSC, in the area of information dissemination in the camp.
In a live broadcast to the camp community, while test running the Zanders, FM radio transmitter, the State Coordinator NYSC Abia, Mr. Jingi Denis appreciated the donor for the donation, noting that the 107.7 FM radio will enhance information dissemination in the camp. He therefore urged the prospective corps members and members of the camp community to always tune in to the OBS Camp Abia FM radio dial using their transistor radio or phones, to be abreast of happenings in the camp.
In another development, the people of Ihite Ude Ofeme Ohuhu Community in Umuahia North LGA has donated some drugs and other clinical materials valued some thousands of naira to the camp clinic in Umunna Bende NYSC orientation camp. Some of the items donated include, 1 carton of Exiplon expectorant, 2 cartons of Juhel infusion, hand gloves, stringes, some malaria drugs and a host of other items.
Making the donation, on behalf of the Ihite Ude Community, the Secretary of the Elders council of the community, Elder Michael Okengwu (OFG) together with three other community members, requested for the posting of corps Medical Personnel in their Community health Center with a promise to see to the welfare of the corps members so posted.
In his response to their request the State Coordinator, Mr Jingi Denis appreciated them for their donation, but however informed them that the posting will depend on the number of corps medical personnel deployed to the state.