Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Miss Precious Chukwu Chinanu was the cynosure of all eyes during the passing out ceremony of Batch A Stream 2 2021 set of National Youth Corps members at Isaac Boro park in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 28 April, 2022.
Chinanu a graduate of Human Physiology graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State was honoured for her exceptional contributions to the development of Community Secondary School, Koroma Tai in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, and the host community where she served as a corper.
She was given State Honours Award Certificate by the Rivers State Government.
The Corp member had raised funds to execute her dream projects, like the renovation of the toilet of the community School, construction of a mini Library for the school, purchase of of bookshelf and books
Other projects executed by her were: construction of sign posts for the school, Community health Centre and market.
Chianu also embarked on the fumigation of some public places against reptiles, mosquitoes and other dangerous insects.
She also sponsored health outreaches for children and members of community.
As a mark of appreciation, one Mr. Yiabari Clint Johnson wrote about Chianu on a Facebook post: “In a few months time, this vision- driven young lady, a Corper serving her NYSC in Koroma Tai will be leaving landmark of success that will serve as a huge print in the sand of time. Thanks for your selflessness, benevolence, and dedication, even in the presence of a very encouraging support, you persistently carried out this loud responsibility. God bless you Madam Project”.
“Thanks for standing out of the cloud may God give you a lot more than you’ve given to these people. Amen”
During the passing out ceremony she was commended for manifesting the spirit of patriotism, dedication, commitment and desire to impact positively on the lives of the good people of Rivers State during their service year.
The commendation was given by Governor Nyesom Wike represented by Dr. George Nweke, Permanent Secretary, Special Services Bureau in the office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government.
Wike also commended the outgoing corps members for their meaningful contributions to the society, especially the CDS projects that were initiated and completed, urging them not to relent in rendering services to humanity any where they find themselves as they exit the compulsory National service.
Earlier in his remarks, the Rivers State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. George Mfongang, had congratulated the 2658 corps members in the 2021 Batch A, Stream 2 for rendering excellent services to their father land, adding that their projects a had helped in improving the lives of the people in the communities where they served.
The state Coordinator also disclosed that one corps member was found worthy to receive the State Honours award, while another won the NYSC State Governing Board Chairman’s award because of their enormous sacrifices and outstanding contributions to to their host communities.
He also hinted that four corps members died during the service, while 12 would repeat and five are having service extension, ranging from one month to four months, on half pay because for abscondment, unauthorized journeys and other infractions during the service year.