The Abia state government has honoured six members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from the state that won the 2015/2016 NYSC Presidential Award.
The awardees were personally honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari for their exemplary conduct during the service and exceptional contributions to their areas of primary assignment.
At the Government House in Umuahia, the capital, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu told five out of the awardees present that they had made their parents, the government and himself proud by their strides.
His words, “You have put Abia on the national limelight yet again by your activities during your service . I keep saying it that the quest for excellence is driven by a personal choice to stand out from the crowd.”
He extoled them for opting to go the extra mile by contributiing solidly to their areas of primary assignment and leaving indelible marks, saying smart people create opportunities while lazy ones keep complaining.
Ikpeazu, who said he…