By Adenitan Akinola
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has charged corps members to imbibe the mindset of entrepreneurs by offering marketable solutions to human problems.
Declaring open the three weeks orientation course of the NYSC Batch A Stream 2 at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Senator Adeleke maintained that through their innovation and creativity, Nigeria’s economy would be made bigger and stronger.
The governor urged them to be law-abiding, embrace peaceful coexistence with their host and avoid indulgence in frivolities and exuberance associated with the modern youth.
“I want you to know that Osun State is a beautiful and relatively peaceful state. Her people are peace-loving and accommodating. So do not be in a hurry to leave the state through relocation, but rather stay back to enjoy the serene environment, cheap commodities and love of the good people of the state”. the Governor admonished.
Presenting the one thousand eight hundred and three corps members posted to Osun State to the stakeholders, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Agbor Ndoma Obim announced that the scheme would be celebrating fifty years of her existence this year.
“The scheme is celebrating 50 years of her existence, 50 years of meaningful impact in the socioeconomic development of the nation, 50 years 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 “.
Mr Obim urged the corp members to join their voices, skills and efforts in sustaining the lofty ideals and achievements of the scheme.
The NYSC Coordinator also appealed to the Osun State government and all corps stakeholders to support the Scheme through a review of allowance for corps members, renovation and expansion of camp infrastructure to accommodate the increasing number of those deployed to the state.
The Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Modupe Adepele Ojo, who was represented by Justice Oyeyemi Oyebiyi performed the oath of allegiance on the corps members.
A total of one thousand eight hundred and three corps members, compromising of eight hundred and forty male and nine hundred and sixty-three females were deployed to Osun State, while seven hundred were dislodged from Lagos State for the three weeks orientation course.
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