Osun Governor Urges Corp Members to Be Patriotic
Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has called on corps members not to let their loyalty to Nigeria be marred by sentiments caused by differences, but work together to build a unified national identity.
The Governor made the call during the swearing-in and official opening ceremony of the 2019 batch ‘A’ orientation course for corps members deployed to the state, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Ede, Osun.
Mr Oyetola who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Charles Akinola, tasked the corps members to join efforts with others who are passionate and committed to building a strong unified national identity for all Nigerians.
Earlier in a remark, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Emmanuel Attah, said the orientation exercise served as the entry point into the one year mandatory service.
Mr Attah therefore enjoined the corps members to conduct themselves in a discipline manner, abide by camp rules and regulations, and above all participate in all activities in order to have a fulfilling service year.
He said the orientation activities would serve as veritable platform for corps members to fully interact with their colleagues from other ethnic groups, thereby fostering national unity.
He however warned them not to get involve in political activities during the service year, stating that the scheme is and remains apolitical.
The Chief Judge of Osun, who was represented by Justice Oyejide Falola, administered the oath of allegiance on the 2,069 corp members comprising 1147 male and 1022 female posted to the state for the one year mandatory national youth service.