By Dayo Adu
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has warned corps members serving in the state to shun reckless lifestyles and indiscriminate travelling.
The governor gave the warning at the closing parade for the 2023 Batch C Stream 1 orientation course held at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Iseyin.
Governor Makinde, who explained that corps members should be able to account creditably for the way they spent the service year, said the one-year mandatory service was not for gallivanting but should be for sober reflection on how to attain success during and after the service year.
Represented by Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Miss Wosilat Adegoke, the governor counselled the corps members to be more focused and devoted to skills acquisition and development of entrepreneurial spirit so as to be self-reliant after the service year.
In an address, State Coordinator, NYSC, Oyo State, Mr. Abel Oche, enjoined Corps employers to ensure adequate welfare of corps members posted to their establishments to Cushing the effect of the current economic realities in their services to the nation
Mr. Oche who explained that the current economic situation had an overbearing impact on the living conditions of the people noted that the provision of welfare packages and accommodation would boost their morale to perform optimally.
”Accept them with love, correct their mistakes and commend them when necessary.”
The over one thousand eight hundred corps members who had undergone twenty-one days of intensive orientation training at the camp received deployment letters to their various places of primary assignment for the continuation of the one-year national service.