By Dayo Adu
The State Coordinator, of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Oyo State, Mr. Odoba Oche, has admonished Corps members to take advantage of their service year to learn and enjoy the culture of the people in their host community so as to fulfil the national integration mission of the scheme.
Mr. Oche gave the admonition while addressing the 2023 Batch C stream 1 Corps members during the cultural carnival held at NYSC permanent orientation camp, Iseyin.
The NYSC boss who emphasized that culture was the identity that distinguished a particular group of people with reflection on their ways of life, counselled the corps members not to denigrate but rather embrace and promote the culture of their host communities in order to earn a sense of belonging and safety.
Earlier in his address, the Head of Socials Committee in the camp Mr. Lasaki Oladeji, encouraged Corps members to be proud of their culture and enthusiastically display it wherever they find themselves.
The carnival witnessed diverse beautiful cultural presentations and displays by corps members including Kalabari, Ijaw, Hausa, Yoruba, Gbari, Igbo and Edo.