Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, on Monday warned corps members posted to the state to eschew politics and stay away from activities capable of jeopardizing their security and peaceful coexistence with their host communities.
Oyetola gave the warning while addressing corps members, at the closing/terminal parade of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2019 Batch B Stream1 Orientation Course, held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun.
The Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr. Charles Akinola, urged the corps members to relate well with people in their host communities, play their roles in nation building and put the skills and training received in camp to good use.
“I want to assure you that the government is very passionate about you and that is why it keeps coming up with programmes and initiatives to help you actualise your dreams and harness fully, the potentials that is deeply rooted in you as graduate youths.
“Ensure you play your role in nation building effectively without bitterness or rancor as you put the skills and training you have acquired during your stay in camp into good use.
“Do only those things capable of promoting peace and unity in the communities where you are posted to and stay apolitical.
“Do not get involved in activities capable of jeopardizing your security and peaceful coexistence with your hosts.
“I want to assure you that the people of your host communities are friendly and peace loving , therefore feel free to relate well with them and ensure you pass down the training and skills you have acquired to the people.” he said
Mr Adegoke Adewale, the State Coordinator of Osun NYSC, in his own address urged the corps members to accept their postings in good faith stating that failure’s and would attract severe sanctions from the scheme.
Adewale said the Federal Government and the state government had invested so much in creating a conducive and friendly environment for corps members to discharge their duties, charging them to take their service year seriously, ensuring to put the country first in all they do.
He equally charged the corps members to take the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneur Development Programme of the scheme seriously, saying the programme was designed to help them build capacity and gain required entrepreneurial and hand-on skills to cope with challenges of unemployment in the country.
He asked them to be good ambassadors of scheme , their families wherever they find themselves, wishing them a fruitful and rewarding service year.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that closing ceremony ended with presentation of awards to some NYSC staff and some corps members who distinguished themselves during the 21 days Orientation programme in the camp (NAN)
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