By G9ija

Ebonyi State has rewarded a former Corps member, Abraham Owutoshi, with N300,000 for distinguishing himself during his service year.

Owutoshi, who served under the NYSC 2020 Batch B Stream 1, is a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Abuja.

Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Charles Akpuenika, while making the presentation on behalf of Governor David Umahi, said the Nasarawa-born Owutoshi impacted positively on the community where he served.

Akpuenika, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ben Okike, said Owutoshi would also receive a state award for distinguishing.

He said: “I congratulate the awardee on behalf of the state government for an outstanding performance which should be emulated by other Corps members. The awardee conducted Mathematics quiz competitions and awarded 10 winners free Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) and West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination registration forms. He also offered free WAEC registration forms to the 10 last-placed contestants.

“The government believes in the mantra of reward for hard work, and will continue to motivate individuals who contribute to the well-being of its people.”

State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Mercy Bamai, applauded Owutoshi for heeding the call of community development service.

Bamai noted that Owutoshi installed seven solar-powered street lights at Udemezue St., Okpaugwu, Abakaliki, and converted an abandoned mono-water borehole to an electric-induced facility.

She added: “He also installed two overhead water tanks for the people, among other initiatives. Impacting the tenets of the community service started from the orientation camp and we are always happy to see its fruits. We are glad that you made the NYSC proud and urge you to continue being its good ambassador.”

Owutoshi thanked the state for the award, and the NYSC for offering the springboard to contribute his quota to the good of the society.