By Funmi Adekoya
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps, NPC, establishment Act that is yet to be signed into law.
Governor Adeleke made the call at the passing-out parade of some officers of the Corps in Osogbo.
Represented by his aide, Mr. Ajisafe Toyese, the governor said when the bill is assented to by the president, it would go along way in providing jobs to the large number of unemployed youths and also ensuring peace and unity in the country.
According to him, the Nigerian Peace Corps would help to complement the tireless efforts of other security sister agencies towards maintaining peace across the country.
Governor Adeleke while calling on the Nigerian Peace Corps to unite in forming a common front towards achieving its mandate upon which it is being established, advised the new officers cadets to show discipline and focus when discharging their various duties anywhere they might be posted to.
He commended the Commandant-General of the NPC, Dr. Mustapha Abubakar and his officers for ensuring that the passing-out parade was successful.
Earlier, the Oni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ojaja 11, and the grand patron of the Corps, commended the Corps Commamdant for choosing Osun as its Southwest Zonal Command Training School.
The Ooni, represented by Obalufe of Ife, Oba Adediwura Olaniyi urged the new officers cadets to be more committed, dedicated, hardworking, disciplined, show love and focus when carrying out their operational duties.
In his remarks, the Commandant General (CG) of the Nigerian Peace Corps , Dr. Mustapha Abubakar, thanked President Buhari for accepting to give assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Act.
Dr Abubakar said the undiluted loyalty and commitment to the Nigerian Peace Corps was to ensure that youths realised the cultural values and morals, including inclusiveness and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians.
He charged the new cadets to make time for personal development which would go along way in adding value to their service in the NPC.
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