The permanent site, situated at Umuawulu/Mbaukwu in Awka South Council Area, was inaugurated 28 years after the usage of the old camp and six years after the state government allocated the site to them.
The NYSC had before now held its orientation courses in the premises of Progressives Secondary School, belonging to the Anglican Dioceses on the Niger located in Umunya in Oyi Council Area.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Kehinde Aremu, the state Coordinator, thanked Gov. Willie Obiano; the state House of Assembly and the Anambra people for their support in enduring that the dream came through.
“As at the time of closing registration, no fewer than 1,072 females and 779 males were due for swearing in formalities, 412 corps members destined for Anambra were redirected to Delta and Enugu states for want of facilities.
“With the opening of the permanent camp, all corps members posted to the state will hence be accommodated for their orientation course.”
In his remark, Igwe Peter Anugu, the ttraditional ruler of Mbaukwu community, welcomed the NYSC management and corps members to the new site, assuring them of optimal cooperation of his subjects.
Anugu, who is also the Chairman of Entrotech Engineering, the contractors handling the project, said that works at the camp was at 95 per cent completion stage.
He said he had been involved in the construction of orientation camps and rated the new camp as one of the best in the country.
In his address, Obiano said the new camp would be fully delivered before the next mobilisation of corps members, adding that the landscaping and internal roads would have been completed by then.
Obiano, who was represented by Mr Afam Mbanefo, the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, said the camp would avail the corps members the best environment for trainings.
He said that his administration would continue to place premium on corps members welfare.
Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, the ruler of Umuawulu, the co-host community, was also present to welcome the NYSC to the new site in his community, while pledging peaceful relationship with the visitors.