For some, serving the country in their areas of primary assignment as a member of the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, means touching the lives of their hosts and leaving indelible marks.
That’s why the people of Netim, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State are not only grateful to Mr Stephen Teru but are in tears why his service year shouldn’t have been forever.
The young man from Plateau State, saw the needs of some schools in the community he served and decided to provide them, leaving the community to sing his praise.
The elated Teru who shared the good news on his Facebook page said, “I volunteered my skill to produce desks, tables, benches and shelves for the comfort of over 80 students and pupils of the two public schools – Community Secondary School and St. Georges Primary School – in my host community -Old Netim, Akamkpa LGA, Cross River State.
“I must in a very special way appreciate the good people of the community for their support.”
He thanked the principal of one f the schools, Mr Emmanuel Eni, whom he said, “you are too much!”
He also said his NYSC Inspector, Mr Ubong Effanga, was a great source of motivation.
Teru’s desire to add comfort to the learning period of the school children was as a result of their sitting on bare floor, broken chairs while some stood during classes.
The host community expressed appreciation and joyfully wished his presence was forever. They however wished him a great future and enjoined him to continue his good work.