According to him, the government extended the gesture because the corps members had shown that they are patriotic citizens, committed to the cause of their fatherland.
The governor also gave N3 million transportation donation to Ebonyi State University team that played with NYSC team.
“The teams will start competing in national football competitions from January 2019 and they will be in the male and the female categories.
“They may take off at once but anyone that takes off will never be withdrawn,” he said.
“I want to assure Ebonyi people that the unity of the state will be further strengthened by the formation of these teams,” he said.
The commissioner commended the governor for ensuring the rapid transformation of sports since the inception of his administration.
Akpuenika said 10 institutions were participating in the competition and assured the people that all forms of malpractices would be checked to ensure a credible and hitch-free event.
“The institutions will compete in nine sports, including football (male and female), volleyball (male and female), table tennis, taekwondo, athletics, scrabble, chess and badminton.