By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck
No fewer than twelve NYSC 2019 Batch ‘C’ members observing their mandatory one year service have gotten married.
According to confirmed reports from Anambra State, the Corps Members are Oluchukwu Davis, Ohale Nkemakolam, Eze Obinwa, Ahedo Etiosa, Nsofor Obianuju, Oluchi Peace, Okafor Chukwudi, Charles Ruth, Henry Nwachoko, Ogberie Collins, Okearu Chinyeremaka and Bernard Faith Amarachi.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, in his remark, described the event as unique, saying there had never been an assemblage of such marriage in the history of the scheme.
He said: “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.”
The coordinator commended the state Governor, Willie Obiano, for creating a conducive environment for the huge success of the event and his commitment towards the welfare of Corps members in the state.
He urged parents to always pray for such privileged for their children at any given time.
“I prayed for you all to have a joyful and loving married,” he added.
The Assistant Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services in Anambra, Mrs Ifeyinwa Nwafor, said one of the reasons for the establishment of the scheme was for integration, including chances for corps members to meet the love of their lives.
The Corps Members met each other at different locations which include; morning prayers at the orientation camp, Onitsha park among others, where they got attracted to each other before starting their relationship.
The ceremony took place on Wednesday at Cichotel Conference hall, Awka, the state capital.