•..Youth Minister Assures Corps Members of Govt’s Support
The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has charged the newly sworn-in members of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) to exhibit honesty, hard work, and discipline in the various trainings they would be exposed to in the course of their 3-week orientation exercise.
Governor AbdulRazaq stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch ‘C’, Stream 2 of the Youth Corps members, at the NYSC orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, where the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Abiodun Adebara, who was represented by Justice Helen Ajayi, administered the “NYSC Oath of Allegiance” to the corps members.
The Governor, who was represented by his Senior Adviser and Counsellor Alh. Saadu Salahu, welcomed the corps members to the State of Harmony and urged them to channel their skills, energies, and talents toward national development by being active and disciplined.
He advised the corps members to keep the hopes and aspirations of the founders of the scheme alive by striving for the development and growth of Nigeria.
“You are to adopt a serious and conscientious approach to the various activities of the orientation course to be able to face the numerous challenges of the assignments that lie ahead”, Governor AbdulRazaq noted.
The Minister of State Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Hon Ayodele Olawale, for his part, has assured the NYSC members of government’s continous support throughout their programme.
Olawale made this call during a visit to the Kwara State NYSC Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area of the State.
The Minister noted that his visit to the camp was his first official assignment as a Minister of the Federal Republic while emphasizing that his office would make sure to improve the facilities in the camp as he took a tour of the hostel accommodations, officer’s apartment, clinic, and the medical facility in the orientation camp.
“I can assure you that all hands will be on deck to improve the outlook of the camp, and also improve the standard of all Corp members as regards the training and every other activities, including feeding”, he stated.
The Commissioner supervising the Ministry of Youths Development, Hon. Usman Yunusa Lade, expressed his gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering support to the NYSC scheme in Kwara State and admonished the corps members to make humility, discipline, and commitment their watchwords to complement the efforts of the NYSC.
In his address, the State Coordinator for the NYSC, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa Joshua, commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support to the NYSC in Kwara and appreciated the corps members for their eagerness to go through the mandatory youth corps service year, stating that various activities had been lined up for their entertainment and education, admonishing them to strictly comply with all the rules required.
“You are further enjoined to comport yourselves in a disciplined and orderly manner, as all forms of unruly behaviours would not be tolerated in the camp either from you or camp officials”, the Coordinator noted.
Mr. Onifade stated that a total number of 2,150 Corps members comprising 1,040 females and 1,110 males were sworn in at the Yikpata camp.
Also present at the event were the representative of the Comptroller of Immigration, Chief Superintendent Olumuyiwa Kabiru Aliyu, the representative of the Director of State Services, Assistant Director Haruna Sunmonu, the representative of the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Divisional Officer of Lafiagi, CSC Salawu Saadu Amoo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development, Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere, Directors and staff of the NYSC.
Oluwafemi Samuel Adeoye,
Ministry of Youth Development.