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Ugwuanyi Gov says Enugu is Nigeria's most peaceful state

"Enugu is among the states with the least crime rates in the country and it is therefore entirely peaceful and hospitable," Ugwanyi said.

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Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu state  governor


Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the state was among those with the least crime rate in the country.

Addressing the 2016 Batch A Stream II corps members in Awgu, Enugu State on Wednesday, Ugwuanyi explained that his government had put measures in place for their safety in the places of primary assignment.

"Enugu is among the states with the least crime rates in the country and it is therefore entirely peaceful and hospitable.

"You must remain law-abiding and shun acts capable of undermining the integrity and unity of our great nation.

"I assure you that your efforts will be rewarded as the state government has a track record of honoring corps members who perform exceptionally during the service year," Ugwuanyi said.

The Coordinator of the scheme in the state, Mrs Nwano Ukagha, advised the corps members to lend their support to the effort of the government to transform the country by assisting in the implementation of policies.

"I call on you to be humble and respect the traditions of your host communities in order to facilitate your easy integration and acceptance by them," Ukagha said.

She, however, implored the government to upgrade the camp given the increasing population of corps members.

"We plead that efforts be made to fence the camp to improve security.

"The porosity of the camp due to lack of perimeter fence is the peculiar challenge of the orientation camp,’’ she said.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Emmanuel Obeni, the Public Relations Officer of the NYSC said that the 1164 corps members who passed out in Stream I were settling well and expressed the optimism that the Stream II would settle soon too.

The parade commandant, Mr Muhammed Saidu, said "the camp was very interesting and I had a nice time; soldiers whom I though were brutish were actually friendly and I am proud I worked with them".

Another corps member, Miss Esther Olaniyan, said she enjoyed her time in the camp as it was peaceful but hoped that the standard of the conveniences in the camp would be improved.

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