Twelve serving members of the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC), in Anambra state, who married each other, were celebrated Wednesday by NYSC officials.
The couples, who belong to group ‘C’ of the 2019 lot, said they met during their orientation camp before continuing with their main assignments in various parts of the state.
Among those who were married are Eze Obinna and Oluchi Peace, Henry Nwachoko and Charles Ruth, Oluchukwu Davis and Ahedo Etiosa, Nsofor Obianuju and Ohale Nkemakolam, Ogburie Collins and Nwokearu Chinyeremaka, as well as Bernard Faith Amarachi and Okafor Chukwudi.
Speaking during a reception for the new couples, NYSC Anambra State Coordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, described the event as unique and said there had never been a marriage of this magnitude in the history of the plan.
Attributing the success story to the enabling environment and friendly disposition of the people of the state and the government, Aremu asked the celebrants to reciprocate the gesture by investing in the state.
He said: “We thank Governor Willie Obiano for creating an enabling environment and his commitment to the well-being of Corps members in the state.
“This success story does not end with the year of service. Anambra is conducive to everything. If the environment were hostile, this could not have been possible. He has invested in emotions, but he must also invest money in the development of the state. “
Also speaking, Deputy Director, Corps Health and Welfare Services, Ms Ify Nwafor, said one of the reasons for the establishment of the plan was integration, including opportunities for corps members to meet the love of their lives. .
“Marriage as a journey can be fun and hellish. You came, you served and you got married. I pray that you all have a happy and loving married life, ”he said.
Onyema Nwachoko, who spoke on behalf of the new couples, said he met his wife while she was praying at the Christian Corpers’ Fellowship family home, adding that without the NYSC he would not have met his wife.