By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – In appreciation for his outstanding contribution to community service, a 2018 Batch “B” Corps member, Ferdinand Ochor, who served at the Government Secondary School, Magamiya in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been conferred with a chieftaincy title.
The corps member was conferred with the chieftaincy title of “Atuba Atyap”, meaning “Friend of Atyap” people in Magamiya on Wednesday.
Magamiya, a usually serene rural community came alive as it leaders, friends and neigbhours converged to commissioned the water project initiated and completed by the corps member.
Speaking at the ceremony, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mallam Isa Wana, represented by Assistant Director in-charge of Community Development Service, Mrs. Judith Idah, advised corps members not to change or reject their postings, but endeavour to serve well and create positive impact wherever they found themselves.
Also, the Traditional leader of Magamiya, the Gwatyap, Chief Dominic Yahaya, who chaired the ceremony, praised the NYSC member for giving the people of Magamiya and their neighbours drinking water after many years of deprivation.
Fielding questions from newsmen, Ochor said that he built the motorized borehole to give water to the people, as his contribution to the upliftment of the standard of living of his community of service.