EKSG to build NYSC secretariat
Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his administration will soon commence the building of a befitting permanent secretariat for staff and officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.
The Governor represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sport, Mr. Michael Awopetu, made the disclosure in Emure/Ise/Orun while declaring open the orientation camp for Batch C stream II for members of the NYSC posted to the state.
He explained that his administration was aware of the numerous challenges confronting the scheme in the state, assuring them of his readiness to assist them within the limits of the resources of the state.
Fayemi also promised that he would continue to give the corps members in the state improved welfare packages that will make them to be self-reliance after their service year.
He urged them to be committed and remain steadfast to their duties, promising enabling environment for maximization of their potentials.
” As you are stepping into another phase of life, I advise you to carve another niche for yourselves which people will remember you for, even after you must have left.
” I hereby enjoin you to be steadfast and committed in your personal and group efforts towards the realization of the objectives of this noble scheme by imbibing the doctrines of NYSC in order to fortify yourselves for future task,” Fayemi said.
Earlier, in her address, the state coordinator of the NYSC Mrs Emmanuella Okpongete, solicited for the support of the Ekiti state government for the scheme.
She promised that members of the NYSC would continue to support the state government in all its activities, especially on the development of the state.
The Ekiti NYSC coordinator also begged the state government to commence the payment of allowances for members of the corps observing their mandatory one year service in the state.
Okpongete noted that the contributions of corps members to the socio-economic life of the state cannot be overemphasized, saying the state allowance would help to complement the national allowance of the scheme.
She revealed that a total of 1,059 corps members comprising 632 males and 472 females were registered for the orientation course, adding that they would be exposed to trainings that would make their stay in the state and beyond worthwhile.