Akeredolu tasks Corps Members on productivity
By Evelyn Omotoye
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has urged Corps Members to be of good character, shun unpatriotic acts and prepare their minds to be productive as they serve their father land.
Akeredolu stated this at the closing ceremony/terminal parade of 2019 Batch ‘A’ members, held at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ikare Akoko.
The governor represented by his Deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, admonished the Corps Members to also be agents of change by impacting positively on their host communities.
The governor said his government would continually ensure that security and welfare of corps members deployed to the state would continue to receive attention.
“The orientation is primarily meant to equip you in order to have a better understanding of operations of the scheme. It is also to prepare you physically and mentally to meet the challenges ahead, especially in your new found culture and environment.
“The NYSC, in its struggle to ensure national development, has been instilling the values of patriotism, integrity, hard work and unity in corps members during the orientation exercise.
“In addition, values that will always come handy during and after your service year have been entrenched in the course of contents.
“I encourage you to contribute to the socio-economic and political development of Ondo State, as you are the hope this country has. Strive to put in your best and contribute productively in whatever sector of the economy you might be posted,” he said.
In an interview, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Grace Akpabio thanked the state government for always improving facilities at the camp.
Akpabio advised the corps members to be good ambassadors to their host communities.
Meanwhile, a minute silence was observed for a corps member,Ibrahim Okanlawon that died in a boat mishap at Agadagba-Obon,in Ese-Odo local government area of the state during last month’s State Assembly election.