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NYSC celebrates 12 corps members who marry themselves in Anambra

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By Praise Necherem

Twelve serving corps members were, on Wednesday, celebrated by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra state, for hooking up with their life partners during their service year in the state.

The couples, all of 2019 Batch ‘C’ set, including some redeployed to the state, said they found their missing ribs during their orientation camp or documentation before proceeding to commence their primary assignments at their different organisations in the state.

They include Eze Obinna and Oluchi Peace, Henry Nwachoko and Charles Ruth, Oluchukwu Davis and Ahedo Etiosa. Others are Nsofor Obianuju and Ohale Nkemakolam, Ogburie Collins and Nwokearu Chinyeremaka, Bernard Faith Amarachi and Okafor Chukwudi.

Speaking during the epoch making event, state coordinator, NYSC, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, described the event as unique, saying there had never been a assemblage of marriage in the history of the scheme. He attributed the success story to conducive environment and the friendly disposition of the people of the state and the government, calling on the celebrants to reciprocate by investing in the state.

He said: “We thank Governor Willie Obiano for creating a conducive environment and his commitment towards welfare of corps members in the state. This success story doesn’t end with service year. Anambra is conducive for everything. If the environment was unfriendly, this couldn’t have been possible. You’ve invested emotions; but invest money in developing the state.”

On her part, Assistant Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mrs. Ify Nwafor, said one of the reasons for establishment of the scheme was for integration, including chances for corps members to meet the love of their lives.

“Marriage as a journey that can be both fun and hell. You came, you served and married. I pray for you all to have a joyful and loving married,” she said.

One of the couples, Onyema Nwachoko, said she met her wife while she was praying at the family house of the Christian Corpers fellowship, thanking both God and the government for creating the NYSC platform. 

“Without NYSC, I wouldn’t have met my wife,” he added.

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