Corp members posted to serve in Ekiti State for the one year compulsory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) programme have been called upon to work in tandem with the main objective of the programme which is fostering national unity and readiness to accept, defend and achieve desired goals together, regardless of tribe, tongue or creed.
The State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka gave the charge at the closing ceremony of the Batch ‘C’ Orientation Course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Ise/Orun/Emure Ekiti.
Mrs. Olayinka pointed out that in addition to the NYSC scheme as a veritable tool to achieving the quest for national unity, government at all levels have since discovered the programme as a proper avenue to building the moral tone of Nigerian youths by giving them the opportunity to learn about higher ideals of national achievements.
She enjoined corps members to use the skills they have acquired through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Trainings to improve their financial status and as well impart this to their host communities by teaching them to bed self-reliant thereby reducing the alarming rate of unemployment in the country.
While urging them to be security conscious and shun every negative tendency such as cultism, political thugery, drug peddling and rape, Mrs. Olayinka assured them of having good times serving in the state because Ekiti is very peaceful and the people very loving and friendly.
The Chairman, NYSC State Governing Board and Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Chief Folorunso Olabode in his welcome address described NYSC scheme as a major programme that affords the youth of the opportunity to express themselves and to participate in the development process of the nation and called on corps members to remain focused on their commitment to building a virile nation as leaders of tomorrow.
Hon. Olabode who informed the Corps members that their posting has been done in compliance with the Federal Government’s Policy which stated that they should be posted to four sectors of the nation’s economy which are Education, Health, Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure enjoined them to accept their postings in good faith and settle down at work quickly.
Earlier, the Ekiti State NYSC Coordinator, Baba-Ahmed Nurudeen Tunde disclosed that 2,248 corp members successfully participated in the 2012 batch ‘C’ Orientation Course and that the participants have exhibited a great sense of maturity, discipline, and great adaptability to camp life.
He expressed satisfaction that the three weeks orientation course has equipped the corps members mentally and physically to enable them face the challenges of the service year adding that the practical training in skill acquisition in hats and beads making, soap making, livestock keeping, ICT etc are additional advantage that will make the service year quite rewarding.
Last modified: November 28, 2012