Justice Eni Esan today represented Oyo State Chief Judge, Justice Muktar Abimbola to swear in 2,412 NYSC 2018 batch “A” corps members in the presence of the Deputy Governor of the State who represented the state governor and promise in his address to ensure the security of the corps members posted in the state.
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi’s representative, Chief Moses Adeyemo assured the corps members of the warm reception awaiting them in their places of primary assignments by saying: “I assure you that you will enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the entire people of the state throughout the period of your one-year national service.”
Ajimobi remarked that the orientation programme was designed to inculcate discipline in youths and instill in them a tradition of hard work, integrity and patriotism to Nigeria wherever they were posted.
“To curb the alarming rate of unemployment, you are enjoined to acquire more knowledge through personal development skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development training during the period of orientation course,” he said.
Earlier, the state NYSC’s Coordinator, Mrs Ifeoma Anidobi, said 2,412 corps members were registered, comprising 1143 males and 1269 females.
Anidobi urged the corps members to contribute their quota to the unity, integration and advancement of Oyo state in particular and Nigeria at large.
She advised them to make optimal use of the opportunity provided by NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
The coordinator remarked that the posting policy of corps members to places of primary assignment was tailored towards meeting the felt needs of the state, particularly in agriculture, education, health and rural infrastructure.
“Several activities have been lined up to make the course an exciting one; so take every camp activity seriously, from early morning meditation to lectures, drills and social events.
“You will also have opportunity to showcase your talents during the inter-platoon dance, drama, sporting and skills competitions,” she said.