By Saheed Ibrahim
The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has stated that the qualitative leadership training Corps members are exposed to at the orientation camp can make Nigeria great.
The monarch made this assertion when playing host to the Ondo State NYSC management team, led by the Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani, in his palace.
He said, “the leadership training Corps members are exposed to and the disciplinarial nature of the programme have given them a sense of responsibility which has made them a key component of the project called Nigeria”.
The Chairman, Ondo State Council of Traditional Rulers said that the scheme has consistently been unifying the country since establishment, commending the disciplined nature and compact service delivery exhibited by members of the Corps.
“I am happy to be associated with this lofty programme which has brought development to all the nooks and crannies of this country. I am impressed that the Corps members have remained committed to one Nigeria through their selfless and patriotic service to states and regions other than their own”.
While commending the State NYSC Coordinator, he advised her not to rest on her oars but rather strive harder to take the NYSC to enviable height.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Ani appreciated the traditional ruler for his support and assistance to the scheme in the state.
She said the visit to the palace was to seek royal blessing and support of traditional rulers in Ondo State to prioritise the security and general welfare of Corps members serving in their various domains.
She appealed for office space for the Corps as the present arrangement within the Federal Secretariat Complex, Igbatoro Road in Akure has become grossly inadequate, adding that it would be appreciated if NYSC Local Government Committee is constituted across the LGAs in the state.