The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has offered automatic employment for two corps members of batch B 2019, for their outstanding performance during their one year mandatory National South Service Corps (NYSC).
The two corps members also bagged FCT Ministerial Award in recognition of their immense contributions to rural communities especially during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, made this known in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, in Abuja.
Aliyu said the two corps members of batch B 2019 are Miss Ilori Ayotola Deborah, with batch number FCT/19B/5861 and Mr Ilozumba Patrick Chiagozie, batch number FC/19B/6140.
The minister, who presented the award to the deserving corps members, commended them for exhibiting ” consciousness and selflessness” during their one year mandatory service.
She assured that the FCT Administration would continue to appreciate those who have worked hard to promote the unity of the country during their service year.
According to her, the NYSC scheme had continued to foster unity among different ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
“Today marks another milestone in the history of our younger ones especially the two outstanding corps members.
“During the processes of growth, we all look forward to a time when we will be appreciated, a period where someone will tap you on the shoulder and say you have done well.
“Today happens to be the day for these young ladies. You will get so many awards and laurels with the way you are going and with your antecedent, the sky is the limit for both of you.
“From your citations, you have exhibited consciousness and selflessness in service.
“Nobody will hear about you if you choose to carry out your normal duties, but you must do extraordinary things to be treated extraordinary.
“The Governing Board finds you worthy for this honour, and I have no doubt in my mind that you deserves this award after listening to your citations.
“You are indeed outstanding. When I listened to the citation of Ilori Ayotola Deborah, I was really proud of a young beautiful lady who is selfless and committed to duty.
“The period of youth service, ushers you into a completely new environment, new culture, new faces to cohabit with and understand and learn from each other.
“Once again, we appreciate you for your outstanding performance and to inform you that there is always a space for you in the FCT Administration.
“We are waiting for your response because you must make FCT proud and I will be the happiest person to see you among those that will be receiving the presidential award.
“The two corps members, if interested should be engaged in the services of FCT Administration and I believe that it will encourage other corps members to stand-out,” the minister said.
Earlier, Mrs Delichukwu Onyedima, the Acting Secretary of FCT Social Development Secretariat, said corps member Ilori Ayotola Deborah, who hails from Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti state was born on February 27, 1994.
Onyedima added that Ilori, had her tertiary education at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state where she studied Linguistics, and served as Welfare Coordinator of the Youth Support Network, a Nigerian Youth Forum targeted at reproduction health of young adolescents.
“She was also a member of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) CDs group.
“While corps member, Ilozumba Patrick Chiagozie, who hails from Anambra state graduated from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka where he obtained a degree in Fine and Applied Art and passed out with a Second Class Upper.
“He was deployed to the Federal Capital Territory for his youth service and posted to Federal Inland Revenue Service
for his primary assignment.
“He served as a Federal Engagement and Enlightenment Tax Team Officer.”
Responding, one of the awardees, Ilori Ayotola Deborah, thanked the Minister and the FCT Administration for the employment opportunity and recognition.
She pledged to continue to put in her best in the service of humanity, just as she described the award as overwhelming.( NAN)