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Six Hundred and ninety-nine Corps members have reported with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo State, and they comprises of 699 288 males and 411 females who registered for the 2020 Batch “B” (stream 1A) orientation course.
Penpushing reports that the Coordinator of the Corps, Mrs. Grace Ogbuogebe charged the new Corps members on selfless service, calling on them to be active in all programs of the orientation and be a good ambassador of the higher institutions of learning they represent.
The coordinator pointed out that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in the last forty seven years remained an endearing legacy for the youth which include ideal of selfless service, patriotism, harmony, equity and justice.
Penpushing further reports that, she explained that the pivot place in the scheme is the meaningful national integration and sustainable development towards nation building, adding that this is a noble call for the new corps members to serve their fathers land.
The coordinator, however, appreciate the Oyo State Government for its support for the scheme in the state, saying that the state
government recently granted approval for the construction of more hostel facilities in the orientation camp.
Penpushing also reports that, she therefore said that to achieve more desirable result, stakeholders must continue to partner with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in its quest to pursue the needed policies aimed at making youth the central national orientation program.
The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Asiwaju
Seun Fakorede in his remarks called on the Corps members to thrive to contribute their own quota towards development and
good governance in Nigeria, adding that they should see their deployment to the state as a divine arrangement.
“Oyo State is relatively peaceful compared to many state in Nigeria, the governor has transformed the state since his assumption as the governor of the state. I urge you all to avail
yourself of the opportunity provided in the orientation course content, learn to integrate with people of diverse culture and create bond of unity’.
“Embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme which is designed to empower corps members with skill that can turn you to wealth creator and employers of labour during your service year.
Penpushing reports that, Makinde however assured that the state government will create a conducive and secure environment for all the newly corps members deployed the
state, saying that as a responsive government, ‘we are set to invest massively the youths to ensure developmental and economic growth of the state and Nigeria at large’
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