The Bayelsa State Government has honoured five corps members who distinguished themselves during the 2021 Batch B (Stream I and II) Service Year.
To appreciate their outstanding performance, the corps members were presented with an award certificate personally signed by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri and a cash reward of N250,000 to each of the State Honours Awardees and N200,000 for the Chairman’s Honours Awardees respectively.
Corps member Nkwocha Chukwuemeka Callistus BY/21B/2536 emerged overall best in the State honours category, while two others Olufemi Ebenezer, BY/21B/0649 and Chukwuma Sandra Chinwendu BY/21B/0913 came second and third respectively.
Corps member Obeta Christian Chukwuebuka BY/12B/0412 and Ogban Peter Obong BY/21B/0121 scooped the Chairman’s Honours Award.
The honorees were adjudged to have performed very well during the Orientation Course, Primary Assignment and Community Development Services.
Speaking during the low-key passing out programme for the 2021 Batch B Stream II corps members held in Yenagoa on Thursday, the Governor of Bayelsa State, who was represented by his Executive Assistant on NYSC Matters, Wisdom Richard Poyeri commended the awardees for their selfless contributions to the development of the state.
Governor Diri particularly commended them for going the extra mile to add value to their host communities, noting that his government will continue to recognize and appreciate outstanding corps members.
The State Chief Executive congratulated the 2021 Batch Stream II corps members for a successful year and urged them to continue to be patriotic to the nation even as they exit the national service, noting that all the corps members are winners because they gave their best in the service to the state.
Governor Diri further urged the outgoing corps members to be good ambassadors of the state and not to lose faith in Nigeria.
The State Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Adamu Jiya who was represented by the Assistant Director, Deployment and Relocation, Mr. Rotimi Abiodun thanked the governor for the tremendous support to the scheme and for taking the welfare and security of corps members as a top priority.
Mr. Jiya urged serving corps members in the state to emulate the honorees and wished the outgoing corps members a rewarding post-service life.
The corps member of the year, Nkwocha Chukwuemeka Callistus, a first-class graduate of Biochemistry from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike carried out his primary assignment at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Among his achievements are, securing a five-room accommodation and thirty mattresses for corps members who are posted to the Niger Delta University, renovation of an abandoned six-room staff quarters in Alomu Central School, Amassoma, and procurement of 10 pillows for Amassoma General Hospital among other achievements.