The Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Monday said the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had improved the quality of lives of rural dwellers in his state through the scheme’s health initiative program.
Aregbesola made this remark during the swearing-in and official opening of the 2018 Batch C, Stream II Orientation Course, at NYSC permanent Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun
The governor, who was represented by state Commissioner for Empowerment and Youth Engagement, Mrs Adeboyega Folakemi, appreciated the various contributions of the NYSC scheme towards the development of the state.
“I wish to appreciate the various contributions of members of the scheme towards the development of the state, especially in the areas of education, gealth, agriculture and infrastructure.
“The scheme’s health initiative for rural dwellers programme has indeed assisted in improving the quality of life of our people, especially those in the rural areas.” he said
Aregbesola, however, urged the newly posted corps members to the state not to be too hasty in applying for relocation, charging them to be agents of change and contributing to the growth of the society and the welfare of the people at large.
He ask them to see their posting to the state as divine, a way of forstering unit and building relationships among them, which he said would outlive the here and the now.
He equally advise them to see camp officials as their parents and family and treat them accordingly, adding that they should also respect constituted authority and be law-abiding at all times.
Mr Emmanuel Attah, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Osun, in his own welcome address congratulated the corps members for graduating and being posted to serve their fatherland.
Attah urged them to brace up to the challenges ahead with vigor, commitment and discipline, assuring them of a fruitful stay in the state, describing Osun as a very hospitable state.
He however informed them to use the 21 day camping period to avail themselves of the opportunity of making friends beyond tribal boarders and appreciating the beauty in unity of the diversities of the Nigerian nation.
The Chief Judge of Osun, Justice Adepele Ojo, administer the Oath of allegiance on the 1,758 corps members posted to the state, signaling the official opening of the NYSC orientation programme.
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