*There’s prospect of success, personal growth in Ekiti – Gov
Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has urged corps members to maximise their service year by devoting their time to self-development which include acquisition of profitable skills through the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
Oyebanji, who assured the National Youth Service Corps members that they had the prospect of success and personal growth in the state, enjoined them to “see the service year as a call for dedication, perseverance, humility and service to humanity”.
The governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Youth and Sports, Bamidele Arowosola, spoke during the swearing-in ceremomy of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps Members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun/Emure Ekiti State, where over 1,500 corps members were sworn in.
While lauding them for roles in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS scourge, drug abuse, human trafficking, corruption and illiteracy through their constant campaigns and sensitizations, Oyebanji urged the youths not to relent in the battle.
The governor appreciated the collective roles of corps members at state and national levels, particularly during elections and teaching duty during the compulsory one year national service.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Alhaji Riko Shuaibu, advised the corps members to “strive to leave positive landmarks in Ekiti State through selfless and active participation in developmental activities”.
The NYSC boss, who warned them against indulging in social vices such as cultism, gambling, drunkenness and other immoral acts, urged them, “Please feel at ease in Ekiti and be committed to the goals and objectives of the NYSC which is primarily to unify Nigerians”.