Oyetola charges Corps members on nation building
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Corps members have been enjoined to brace up on the nation’s challenges by impacting positively on the lives of the people and the society.
They were also urged to key into the socioeconomic vision and development plan by contributing their quota at all levels.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola gave the charge at the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps members deployed to the state, at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ede.
Oyetola said his administration would continue to prioritise the security and general well-being of all residents of Osun including the corps members serving in the state.
He said the administration would continue to commit resources to sustaining the peace that the state is known for, adding that the government would not take for granted the general well-being of all serving corps members in the state.
He called on the corps members to accept their postings without ill-feelings, but with determination to leave their respective host communities better than they met them.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, admonished the corps members to eschew ethnic prejudice and religious intolerance by being friendly with the people of their host communities.
He charged the corps members to be good ambassadors of their respective states and Nigeria, adding that they should adhere to the ethics, rules and regulations of the NYSC by comporting themselves diligently and with high sense of Omoluabi ethos which Osun is known for.
“Let the ideals and core values of the scheme through which you have been called up to serve be your guide throughout the service year. You are expected to integrate yourselves with your host communities, identifying with their problems and aspirations.
“I charge you, as our symbols of heritage and hope, to continue to radiate the capability and readiness to put in your best for the nation with your experience and youthful strength that God has bestowed on you.
“I enjoin you to accept your postings without resentment, but with avowed determination to leave your host communities better than you met them.
“However remote your place of primary assignment may seem, remember that some other corps members had served there before and some are currently on the ground contributing their own quota to the development of the community,” Oyetola said.
In his remarks the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Adegoke Ayodele Adewale, enjoined the corps members to see themselves as leaders who must render selfless service to the people.
Adewale disclosed that 2, 310 corps members have successfully completed their mandatory camping activities, urging the corps members to use the trainings, skills and and knowledge acquired to impact the people’s lives.
He commended the Oyetola led administration for prioritising the security and welfare of the residents particularly the corps members serving in the state.