Ondo safe, peaceful, Corps members assured
From Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare Akoko
Atop management staff of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Tijani has allayed the fears of Corps members currently in camp and those already serving that Ondo State is safe and peaceful.
Tijani who is the Director, Legal Services, NYSC Directorate Headquarters, Abuja made the assertion while addressing the 2019 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) Corps members at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.
He reiterated the commitment of the NYSC management to providing water tight security to Corps members nationwide.
While asserting that the issue of personal security is a responsibility of everyone, he declared that the scheme will intensify collaboration with all security agencies and organisations towards ensuring that adequate security is provided for members of the corps.
“Let me tell you that part of the mandate of management is to ensure that Corps members are adequately protected and secured. By the grace of God who has entrusted this responsibility on our shoulders and with your prayers, we will not deviate from this onerous responsibility”.
The Onoguvo 1 of Igaraland enjoined the Corps members to see the Sunshine State as their new home as ‘Ondo State people are generally known as friendly and peace loving’.
He charged them to see the mandatory one year service as a veritable tool to contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria.
He equally admonished them to always move in groups, be well behaved and more disciplined when they eventually settled in their places of primary assignment.
According to the legal luminary, “Ondo State is very safe and secured but make sure you move in groups or at least with a friend or colleague. If you go to any community, comply with their culture and traditions. Try as much as possible to be good ambassadors and always remember the motto of NYSC which is Service and Humility”.
Tijani advised the Corps members to accept their posting in good faith and serve diligently wherever they are posted.
In her opening remarks, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio thanked the management of NYSC for providing the needed logistics for the smooth execution of the orientation course and appreciated the legal icon for his unwavering love for the youths.
Mrs. Akpabio informed the Head, NYSC Legal Team that corps members have exhibited the best of behaviour since the commencement of the course while attributing the development to the resilience, teamwork and hardwork of all the camp officials.