Corps members assured of peaceful service year
From Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare Akoko.
Corps members posted to Ondo State have been assured of a peaceful stay in the state during and after their service year.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu urged them to jettison the myth and misconceptions they might have about the state as the people are loving and accommodating.
He stated this at the swearing-in-ceremony of the 2019 BATCH ‘B’ (STREAM 11) corps members deployed to the state at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare Akoko.
The Governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Barrister Dotun Owanikin, also charged the corps members to respect the culture, customs and traditions of the people as the people of the state, can go to any length to defend them.
Equally, he charged them to be honest with members of their host communities’ saying they cherish and will also reward same accordingly.
Governor Akeredolu affirmed that welfare and safety have continued to be topmost priorities of his administration.
Earlier in her speech at the occasion, the Ondo State Coordinator of the scheme, Mrs Grace Akpabio, appreciated Governor Akeredolu and the state government for the support given to the scheme in the state.
Mrs Akpabio also charged the corps members to take the orientation course serious, as it is meant to prepare them for future leadership roles in the country.
“My children in the national service, let me inform you that the orientation course has been packaged to, among other things, introduce you to the objectives and programmes of the NYSC Scheme, prepare you for the challenges of service year and post-service life, as well as acquaint you with your new socio-cultural environment as corps members.”
The highlight of the programme was the foundation laying ceremony for the extension of Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) Studio.
A total of 1,535 corps members had been registered as at the day of the swearing-in-ceremony.