Be solution providers, embrace skill acquisition, entrepreneurship – Adeleke charges Corp members


The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has charged members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to be solution providers by embracing skill acquisition and entrepreneurship.

Be solution providers, embrace skill acquisition, entrepreneurship – Adeleke charges Corp members

Adeleke also charged the NYSC members to be creative and innovative, adding that imbibing the mindset of an entrepreneur and toeing the path of diligence and hard work is the key to success and prosperity.

This charge formed the address of Governor Adeleke during the swearing-in and opening ceremony of the NYSC Batch A Stream II orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ede, on Friday.

The governor also charged the corps members to be law-abiding citizens and promised to work towards providing adequate security and a friendly environment.

“Let me at this juncture further advise you to obey all rules and regulations. Be a law-abiding citizen and always embrace peaceful coexistence, wholesome friendship, honesty and virtues.

“Do not indulge yourselves in frivolities and exuberances associated with modern youths but strive to stand out and be different in order to secure your place in the future.

“My government will continue to work towards providing adequate security and a friendly environment for you to serve successfully. I want you to let go of all negative preconceptions and misconceptions which are capable of marring the fun of the service year.”

Earlier in his address, the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, Agbor Ndoma Obim, called on the serving corps to join their voice, skills and efforts in sustaining the lofty ideals and achievements of the Scheme, which their predecessors have done passionately over the years.

This is in view of the scheme celebrating the 50th year of its existence.

“The Scheme is celebrating 50years of her existence – 50years of meaningful impact in the socioeconomic development of the nation, 50years of integrating and uniting the nation through her programmes which has fostered inter-ethnic relationships, inter-ethnic marriages, cross-cultural movements and appreciation, free movement and provision of trained and qualified manpower across the nation, improving the quality of life of the people through the free healthcare programme tagged ‘Health initiative for Rural Dwellers’ and also reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youths through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the Scheme, among others.”

The Osun NYSC State Coordinator, who congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of their undergraduate degrees, added that the orientation programme prepares them for their unique role in nation-building.

Charging the corps members to be team players, Ndoma advised them to use the service year to distinguish themselves, as the NYSC has a system of rewarding hard work and diligence.

“I urge you to work towards distinguishing yourselves during the service year as the Scheme has a system of rewarding hard work and diligence.

“There are several awards reserved for outstanding performance, such as the State Coordinator’s commendation, Chairman’s Award, State Honours Award and Presidential Award. Therefore, ensure you start distinguishing yourselves right from the orientation programme for these awards,” he said.

The Osun NYSC boss also charged the corps members to positively use their social media handlers as ambassadors of the scheme.

“Do not use your social media handles to spread hatred or peddle fake news but learn to preach love and oneness everywhere you go.

“As you navigate the first phase of the service year, I urge you to look inwards and begin to strategize on how you will contribute to the development of the people of the State rather than encumbering yourselves with bagatelles.”

The swearing-in ceremony, which was supervised by Justice Ayotunde Oyeyemi Oyebiyi, had 1,803 corps members comprising 840 males and 963 females, with 700 dislodged from Lagos State.

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