Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has advised the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps members posted to the State to imbibe leadership qualities of perseverance, endurance, discipline, dedication and peaceful coexistence with their compatriots from different socio- cultural and religious backgrounds.
Abiodun who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako -Oyedele stated this while addressing the 2,438 corps members consisting of 1188-Males and 1250-female at the formal opening and swearing-in ceremony held today at the permanent orientation camp, Sagamu.
The governor also urged them to remain focused and continue to participate actively in all camp activities designed to keep them physically and mentally alert for the challenges ahead in the service year, and probably beyond it.
“I want to encourage you to adhere strictly to camp rules and regulations and cooperate with your camp officials who will be your guides for the next three weeks. As a matter of fact, you have come to our dear state at the beginning of our administration as we are getting all necessary hands on deck to achieve development strides in all-sectors of our dear State’s economy.
“We are committed to rekindle the hope of our people and rebuild their confidence in government by embarking on projects that will not only have positive impacts on the lives of our people, but also ensure a prosperous future for generations yet unborn”
Earlier in his address, the Acting Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, urged the participants to see their service as privilege that would prepare them for a glorious future and humanity.
”I want to urge you all to imbibe the ideals of the scheme as well as participate actively in camp activities and obey all rules and regulations guiding all the conduct at the orientation camp”
“I sincerely implore you to conduct yourself in tune with the oath of the service. Always ensure that at all times and in all places, avoid utterances and behaviour which could tarnish the image of your families, the NYSC and that of the Nation”
Also speaking, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Belinda Faniyi, appealed to corps members to avail themselves of all trainings, noting that the 21 days developmental programmes would help them manifest an appreciable increase in all levels of confidence.
She also commended the state government readiness to support and empower youths for socio-economic re-engineering of the state and Nigeria at large.