The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Engr. Rauf Olaniyan noted that the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) is a beacon of hope and reference point when it comes to productive channeling of youthful intelligence, energy and skills for national development
Penpushing further reports that, Makinde pointed out that “as a result of the alarm rate of unemployment among our teeming graduates, I urge you all to embrace the robust training which the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) has to offer and key in into what the program entails.
“Avail yourselves of the opportunities provided by the contents of the orientation course and have positive and right attitude that will help you surpass your predecessor achievements, and to do this, you need to establish a healthy relationship among yourselves and live amicably with others under any given circumstances because the core value of the scheme which is unity in river so should be maintained while discipline should be your watch word all times.”
“This will enable you to acquire and nurture skills they will turn you into budding entrepreneurs and wealth creator during and after the service year. Oyo State is the central place for the highly vibrant and enterprising Yoruba race, this is a clarion call for you to contribute by our own quota to the overall growth and development of your fatherland with consistent display of resilience and hard working.”
The Governor, however said that Oyo State under his administration will continue to ensure conducive and secured environment already established are maintained all through their service year, and therefore appealed to local government chairmen and traditional rulers and the people of the State to ensure that the resilient corps members are well taken care of in their respective domain.
Penpushing also reports that the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the State, Seun Fakorede, in his remarks, said that the program is the launching pad for the one year mandatory service for the Corps members and it is expected to prepare them for the specific roles they will play in the scheme and it is equally designed to inculcate the ideal of patriotism, service and humility in to Nigerian vibrant youth.
“The course content embraces paramilitary drills, physical training, Man ‘O’ War training, lectures, sports and social activities which are meant to prepare you mentally and physically for the arduous task of the nation building.”
The State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Ambekemo Eniola in hrer address noted that the State has registered 2,171 prospective Corps Members comprising 874 males, and 1,297 females representing all the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory.
Penpushing reports that the Coordinator said the orientation course timetable is loaded with programmes and activities together with Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurshio Development (SAED) programmes which is aimed at empowering the Corps Members.
“The orientation course is the first phase and entry point into the service year primarily aimed at inculcating discipline, hard work, and integrity in the Nigerian Graduates Youth, it is a programme designed to equipped the vibrant and active youth morally, physically, socially and psychologically to prepare the service vanguards to overcome your daunting challenges you might face in the course of your service year.”
Penpushing further reports that, Eniola however urged the Corps Members to make a good use of the facilities that have been put in place by the authority, adding that they should comport themselves in a disciplined manner and abide by camp rules and regulations.