ISSELE UKU – A 2019 Batch B Stream II Corps member, Chidera Noble, who recovered and returned a mobile telephone set worth about N400,000 has been rewarded by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Noble, a graduate of Computer Science from Imo State University (IMSU) serving in Delta State with state code DT/ 19B/ 5287 was honoured by the Federal and State Government as his allowance of N19,800 was doubled for the first month.
Besides, he was rewarded with N10,000 cash gift by the state government for being honest.
In an interview with Daily Independent, Noble said he acted fast and returned the recovered phone to the NYSC officials to prevent negative influences from people around him.
He said, “I picked the expensive phone lying on the field after watching a football match on Sunday. I suspected it was for someone who came to watch the match also”.
He expressed appreciation to the FG and Delta State governments for the reward and charged youths in the country to always exhibit honesty in every situation.
In another development, the State secretariat of the NYSC has been designated as the administrative headquarters of the scheme for the South-South zone.
The State Coordinator, Omotade Ayodele who becomes the Head of the Zonal Office disclosed this on Monday during the closing ceremony of the Batch B Stream 2 orientation course in Issele-Uku, Delta State.
Ayodele stated that the creation of zonal offices is aimed at strengthening and monitoring to enhance proper monitoring as the population of corps members continue to rise and bring governance of the scheme closer to the people.
Appreciating the state government for the support he pleaded for more support due to the new status of his office.
Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare pledged the support of the state government in support of the new status of the state secretariat.
Okowa who urged the Corp members to conduct their affairs with a commitment to the growth of Nigeria warned them to desist from unnecessary travelling which could be detrimental to the success of their service.