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Mrs. Fayemi charges Corps members on patriotism

Mrs. Fayemi charges Corps members on patriotism

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
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The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has charged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state to exhibit high level of patriotism and resourcefulness during and after their national service.

Erelu Fayemi gave the charge during her visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ise/Emure where the Batch `B’ stream 1 corps members are currently undergoing their orientation.

She enjoined them to be good ambassadors of their respective institutions and states of origins in the communities where they will eventually be posted for their primary assignments.

According to her, “Please I will like you to remember the values of the National Youth Service Corps. To promote peace, unity and solidarity don’t be found amongst those inciting violence, ethnic bigotry, for In the National Youth Service Corps, is you are all Nigerian Youth corps members. So as you go around your various assignments, please remember that we expect you to uphold the values of the NYSC Scheme,”

Please stay in your place of posting, if you need to go away for any reason do let the authorities know and be aware of your movement” she enjoined them.

Erelu Fayemi, who decried the rate of teenage pregnancy in the country, with Ekiti State rating high, appealed to the corps members to use their wealth of experience to educate and mentor school children, especially girls on the dangers inherent in teenage pregnancy.

The Governor’s Wife also cautioned the corps members against indulging in any form of sexual activities with minors in their host communities, saying anyone caught would be sanctioned through existing laws in Ekiti State.

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The First Lady thanked the corps members, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Emmanuella Okpongette and her staff, the camp cultural troupe and the band, for their warm reception during the visit.

Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Emmanuella Okpongette in her opening remarks thanked the First Lady for honouring their invitation at a short notice, adding that the corps members are disciplined and ready to be change agents in their host communities.

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