Ikpeazu tasks corps members on hard work, creativity By Leonard Egwuma Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has urged members of the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) to imbibe the spirit of hard work and creativity so as to excel in life endeavours. The governor gave the charge on Monday at the closing ceremony and terminal parade of the NYSC 2019 Batch 'B' Stream 1 Orientation Course at Umunna, Bende Local Government Area. Ikpeazu, who was represented by Mr Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the State Government, noted that the secret of hard was for one to love what one does. He said, "It is this secret that guarantees the enthusiasm that translates into competence, efficiency and effectiveness. "It is important to note at this juncture that every system such as ours that is undergoing fundamental changes opens itself to opportunity for the creative minds. "The system needs people who are not afraid to dream great dreams and who are determined to make great impact in our economy and society." According to him, the nation today needs young men and women who can develop new solutions to emerging problems. The governor advised them to accept their postings and be ready to improve the standard of living of the people of their host communities. In her address, the Abia NYSC coordinator, Mrs Bona Fasakin disclosed that the scheme registered a total number of 2211 corps member participants deployed to the state. She thanked the governor for all the assistance to the scheme over the years, even as she solicited for further support to move the scheme forward. She admonished corps members to put into practice all they had acquired during the 21-day induction course. Fasakin thanked the governor for all the assistance to the scheme over the years. She, however, appealed to the governor to help provide a lasting solution to the erosion menace in the camp.