Embrace agric, Fayemi tasks NYSC members
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has admonished members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to the state to use the opportunity of the vast and abundant land in the state and venture into agriculture during their service year.
Fayemi explained that agriculture as one of the ways to tackle the menace of unemployment in country, said that his administration places high premium on agricultural development of the state.
The governor reiterated the readiness of his administration to do everything possible within the limits of available resources to provide more enabling environment for members of the NYSC.
Fayemi who was represented by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, made the assertion yesterday during the swearing-in and official opening ceremony of the 2019 Batch C stream I, corps members deployed to the state, held at the permanent orientation camp of the scheme located at Ise/Orun/Emure local government of the state.
Fayemi said various achievements recorded in some national assignments by the scheme which he said include population census, immunization, campaign against malaria, drug abuse and human trafficking have proved that the aim and objectives in which it was created has been greatly achieved.
While congratulating the corps members over the completion of their academic carriers, Fayemi urged them to complement the successes recorded by their predecessors and better the lot of their host communities and places of their primary assignments.
Earlier in her speech, the State Coordinator of the NYSC in the state, Mrs Emmanuella Okpongete, said a total of 1851 corps members, comprising 944 males and 907 females will be participating in the three weeks orientation course.
She disclosed that since their arrival in the camp, they have comported themselves in a most disciplined and matured manner.
She expressed optimism that at the end of their orientation camp, they may likely turn out to be one of the best, deployed to serve in the state in recent time.
She solicited for more supports from the Ekiti state government, saying that the scheme will continue to ask for supports until the ongoing renovations and provision of necessary amenities in the camp are completed.
The highpoint of the event was the induction and signing of the oath of allegiance by the corps members among others.