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Governors pledge safety, better welfare as corps members begin orientation


Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has described the state as a fertile ground for corps members to achieve their dreams and launch themselves to greatness.He stated that his administration was committed to doing everything possible within available resources to give them an enabling environment to function and maximise their potential.

Fayemi spoke yesterday at the swearing-in of Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps members deployed to the state at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp in Ise/Orun/Emure.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, he urged the 2,019 corps members to project peace and unity of the country, which are part of the scheme’s aims and objectives.

A statement issued by Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola disclosed that Justice Abiodun Adesodun, who represented the Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, administered the oath of allegiance on the new corps members.

Speaking, NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs. Emmanuella Okpongete, commended the state government for its contributions, as well as renovation and beautification of the camp.

Besides, Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola urged corps members to champion national ideals and unity in the course of their one-year mandatory service. He enjoined the newly posted corps members to see their mobilisation as a privilege to impact the people positively. Oyetola, who was represented by his deputy, Benedict Alabi, said this at the swearing-in of corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ede.

He charged corps members to complement the gestures of NYSC and government by being good ambassadors and advocates of peaceful co-existence and corporate existence of Nigeria. State Coordinator of the programme, Adegoke Adewale disclosed that 2, 600 corps members were deployed to the state of which 1,430 are males and 1,170 are females.

However, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has renewed his commitment to the welfare and security of the 2,200 corps members deployed to the state to commence their 21-day orientation course. Speaking at the Permanent Orientation Camp in Sabon Gaya, Kaduna yesterday, he said his administration was committed to providing an enabling environment for Nigerian youths to attain their full potential.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 2,200 corps members took part in the induction ceremony of their orientation programme in Anambra State.

Their induction of the Batch B corps members took place at the NYSC temporary site in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of the state.Speaking, Governor Willie Obiano promised a cordial relationship with the NYSC in the state and donated N10m to supplement the feeding of corps members in camp.State Coordinator, Kahinde Aremu, said operating from the temporary site at Umunyya, where facilities were inadequate, was a major challenge.


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