Gov Oyetola Urges Corps Members to Shun Social Vices
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged corps members to shun social vices such as drug abuse, advance fee fraud, kidnapping robbery, cultism and violent crimes, which are capable of undermining their potentials as future leaders.
He gave this admonition at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent camp in Ede, Osun, during the swearing-in ceremony of 2019 Batch B Stream II prospective corps members posted to the state.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Wale Oyebamiji, said the celebration of youths corps members is a worthy event, taking cognizance of the positive role they play in the society.
Mr Oyetola said that the NYSC had been grooming and moulding graduate to fit in with the aspirations and blueprint of the nation towards total emancipation and economic expansion, saying the youths constitute the most productive segment of the population and society.
He urged them to see themselves as leading light for the present and future, saying their NYSC service would afford them the opportunity to be a blessing to the nation by impacting the lives of people of their immediate environment.
“I want you to complement the gestures of NYSC and the government by being good ambassadors and advocate of peaceful co-existence and corporate existence of our nation.
“I want you to comport yourselves in the most noble way worthy of your calling into the national service, remember that you are the greatest asset of our nation.
In his address, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Osun State, Mr Adegoke Adewale congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of their studies from their various institutions and their mobilization for national service.
Mr Adewale told the corps members not to see their deployment to Osun as waste of time but to explore the richness in the culture and diversity of people of the state.
He employed them to strive to build and maintain quality friendship during their orientation course in the camp and after leaving the camp.
He said their success during the service year would be determined, to a large extent, through internalizing the ideals of the scheme which they would be exposed to during the course of their orientation exercise.
The Chief Judge of the state, represented by Justice Jacob Ogunleye, administered the Oath of allegiance on the 1800 (1037 males and 763 females) corps members posted to the state.