The caring and fatherly disposition of Governor UDOM Emmanuel has endeared him to the over 2500 corpers presently undergoing their orientation in Akwa Ibom State.
When news got to his Excellency Thursday evening that the power generating plant serving the Ikot Itie Idong camp of the youth corpers was faulty, the Governor ordered that it be replaced immediately.
By Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after, a brand new 15kva generating set was delivered to the camp amidst jubilation by the relieved and excited corpers.
On hand to deliver the generator was the State Commissioner for youth and sports Sir Monday Uko who is also the chairman of the governing council of the NYSC.
” The idea that the corpers maybe in darkness for even a minute and that water pumping was a challenge prompted His Excellency to direct the immediate delivery of this generator” He told an elated State Coordinator of the NYSC Mr Oluwole Julius Amosun.
” His Excellency appreciates corpers as future leaders of this great country, ambassadors in their own rights who through their postings render invaluable service to mother land, so we owe them our gratitude especially in the provision of basic amenities like light and water” The commissioner added.
In his response, Mr Amosun said he was” shocked, positively shocked” at the speed with which His Excellency reacted to call for help.
” I will live to remember the sterling qualities inherent in the man now at the helm of affairs in Akwa Ibom. He is compassionate, caring and pragmatic in his approach to service delivery advantage his subjects, no wonder Akwa Ibom is witnessing great strides under his leadership.
” The speed with which he reacted to our plea is unprecedented and worthy of emulation. On behalf of all the corpers and staff of the NYSC in Akwa Ibom we thank His Excellency. We owe him a debt of gratitude” Mr Amosun affirmed.
The NYSC Coordinator was to follow up with a text message to His Excellency in which he wrote inter alia”……Am pleased to inform you sir that the generator has been installed and put on. The corps members have received the development with joy. We are grateful to you sir for everything. Remain blessed in the service to humanity”