No fewer than twelve members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) got married in Anambra state. The couples from the 2019 Batch ‘C’ set with some others redeployed to the state, said they met their partners during their orientation camp or documentation before going on to commence their primary assignments at their different organisations in the state.
Mr. Kehinde Aremu ,the State Coordinator, NYSC, who spoke at the event described the development as unique, stating that there had never been an accumulation of wedding in the history of NYSC Scheme.
According to Aremu “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.”
While calling on the celebrants to reciprocate by investing in the state, he also cited the friendly disposition of the people of the state and the government as another factor that contributed to the marriage story.
The couples 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.
The Assistant Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mrs. Ify Nwafor In her speech mentioned that one of the reasons for establishing the scheme was for integration, even while giving corps members opportunity to meet their partners.
According to Nwafor, “Marriage as a journey 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 he met his wife while she was praying at the family house of the Christian Corpers fellowship.
He also thanked b God and the government for creating the NYSC platform saying that without NYSC, he wouldn’t have met my wife,”