Akeredolu assures Corps Members of security
From Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare Akoko
The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) has reiterated the commitment of his administration to create conducive environment for patriotic Nigerians to serve their fatherland.
Governor Akeredolu stated this during the Swearing-In-Ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream II of the corps members posted to the state.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Dotun Owanikin said that the Sunshine State will continue to provide adequate security and enhanced welfare for the corps members posted to the state.
Earlier in her speech, the State Coordinator of the scheme, Mrs. Grace Akpabio reminded the participants that the orientation course has been packaged to ‘among other things, introduce them to the objectives and programmes of the NYSC Scheme amd prepare them for the challenges of the service year and post service life.
Mrs. Akpabio admonished them to actively participate in all the camp activities and comport themselves as matured youths and approach any of the officers for any assitance.
She disclosed that the NYSC management in the state is making steady progress on the on-going construction of Camp Clinic, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Centre and Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) Studio extension projects and therefore called for assistance from government agencies, NGOs and individuals for the projects.
“I wish to reiterate that your individual and collective contributions towards the completion of these projects will make Ondo State stand tall among the committee of states in the federation. Your widow’s mite will make our target date for completion achievable”.
She disclosed that the Scheme now has a South West Area Coordinator who is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing NYSC activities in the six States of the South West geopolitical zone to improve the welfare of corps members.
The NYSC boss thanked the Government, the good people of the state as well as other stakeholders for always making the service year conducive for the members of the service corps.
1022 prospective corps members were deployed to the State for the mandatory one year national service.
The number which was made up of 470 males and 552 females sworn to the Oath of Allegiance during the swearing in ceremony held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko as administered on them by the Chief Judge of Ondo State who was represented by Honourable Justice Ademola Enikuomehin.