A squat toilet constructed by a serving NYSC member Ms. Kelikuma Ogwugwa for Ezi-Igbere Secondary School. Igbere has been commissioned by the Abia State NYSC Coordinator and the Traditional Ruler of Ohumola Autonomous Community, HRH Eze (Engr.) Ebiri Okoro (Ola 1 of Ohumola).
The students, staffs of the students are very appreciative of this kind gesture. One of the Thank You Noted sent to the Corper Kelly, as she is fondly called reads: “You are blessed daughter of Zion. For doing this, it’s my prayer that the Lord will not withhold any thing good from you & your generations to come in Jesus name. You will harvest bountifully to His glory in Jesus mighty name. Thanks so much.”
According to reliable sources, the total cost for this project is put at N300,000 plus.
At the commissioning ceremony, HRH Eze (Engr.) Ebiri Okoro said, “Corper Kelly, as her students are want to address her, is a confirmation of our belief, that in the realm of neighbourhood improvement, the network of people who care about a particular place often extends far beyond those who call that neighbourhood home, to include, as in this instance, even, the members of the National Youth Service Corps, past and serving, and such other sojourners in our midst who found the occasion enough to develop and retain an emotional attachment to a place.
“Corper Kelly is a household name in Ohumola. Her names echoes through all the communities where her students reside. These include Amaiyi, Amaorji, Okafia, Agbo, Eziama, Amaukwu, Amankalu, Amakpo, Ibinanta and Umuisi autonomous communities and beyond to mention a few.
“Her rapport with us is such that she felt safe and secure enough to be quarantined in Ohumola all through the COVID-19 pandemic. She was contented enough even to run extra classes, while observing all the rules of social distancing, for all the students who found time out of their farm work to develop their aptitudes.
“She began her relationship with her students, even before when she decided and without any consultation paid full fees for three of her students to forestall their possible dropout.
“This commendation, recommendation and tribute, from our hearts, would not be complete if mention is not made of three of our ex-Corpers whose initiatives led to the idea of creating the Corpers Partnering Community platform – Mr. Onome Smith Osuofa, Miss Unique Onofogbua and Miss Vivian Ngozi Njoku. Even though there was not a physical manifestation as this we are acknowledging today, I am fully aware that their memories have continued to live in the heart of the community.”