The Executive Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, according to Vanguard News, has urged corps members posted to Ekiti state to engage the service year in promoting the relevance of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in the country.
Fayemi made the urge in his keynote address at the closing ceremony parade of the 2018 Corp members, batch C, stream 11 posted to Ekiti and Kogi state at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ise Orun/Emure Ekiti.
According to the Vanguard News, the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi said, “The NYSC scheme in its existence has grown in its leaps and bounds and has remained relevant to our National aspiration of building a peaceful, united and egalitarian society.”
He added by advising the newly inducted corps members to proceed into their places of primary assignments and put all the trainings they have received into effective use.
“Like your predecessors, you must get involved in activities which will further promote the relevance of the NYSC scheme and not otherwise,” he added.
The Ekiti coordinator for NYSC, Mrs. Emmanuela Okpongete, in her remarks, stated that the establishment of NYSC scheme over 45 years ago was a bid to develop common ties among the youths of Nigeria, promote national unity and develop the youths.
She also advised the corps members to impact positively in their host communities.
Olamide George is a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabajo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State Nigeria; she writes and reports for Campusbiz Journal. Reach me via email@example.com