Gov Akeredolu Urges Corps Members To Priotize Their Personal Security, Be A Job Creator He Urges The Youth

. Says government will continue to create an enabling environment for her residents to succeed.

The Governor of Ondo State Arákùnrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN had bided the Batch ‘A’ (Stream 1) Corp Members deployed to the Sunshine State farewell. The ceremony took place at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Akure. The Governor was represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Otunba Bamidele Ologun, Governor Akeredolu stated that the passing out parade affords the opportunity of the Corps members opportunity to interact and exchange the experience they had in their various places of primary assignment. ” I am particularly happy to express my sincere appreciation to you for putting aside tribe, religious affiliation,and other personal considerations to accept the scheme’s clarion call to serve the country in Ondo State. No doubt the experience you had during this period of your mandatory one year national service must have confirmed at first hand the hospitality of the people of Ondo State”.

Arakunrin congratulates the corps members on the successful completion of their service year. The governor counselled the Corps Members who are moving into the larger society, to be matured youths who are expected and create a new identity for themselves using all they had learnt during the service year.

“You are aware that due to the prevailing economic situation in our dear country, paid employment are very rare to come by. Consequently, I charge you to use the skills acquired during the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme to be self employed and become entrepreneurs that will assist to reduce unemployment in our society”.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure those of you who have chosen to live in Ondo State, tht our government will continue to create an enabling environment for her residents to succeed. The government and the good people of Ondo State acknowledge and appreciate your selfless services towards our efforts at building a virile society”.

“Our people will forever be grateful to you for all the human developmental projects you executed through your community development service. The legacies you are leaving behind will continue to remain fresh in the memories of these communities”.

“As you are all aware, one of the greatest problems staring us in the face as a country is insecurity. We have advocated that security should not be left for government alone and your personal security should be your priority wether you have decided to stay back in the Sunshine State or you are returning to your home State. Above all, let me use this opportunity to enjoin you, as much as it lies within your powers, to always assist our security agencies to tackle the problems of insecurity in our country. Meanwhile, do not allow yourself to be used to perpetuate crime or be agents of insecurity wherever you may find yourselves”he said

“I wish to appreciate the NYS and all it’s collaborating agencies who had taken pains to groom and supervise you during your service year. My appreciation also goes to all employers of corps members, our Royal father’s, community leaders, and indeed the good people of Ondo State for the support accorded to you, our dear brothers and sisters”

“On this note, I bid you farewell and hereby declared this ceremony closed. Thank you all and God bless”, he noted

In her remark the State coordinator of NYSC Mrs Victoria Ani appreciates the Governor for supporting the scheme in the state and making Ondo state safer for Corps members. She stated that a Corps member won the State Government award and that nine corps members absconded while nine others have to repeat their service year.

Other dignitaries includes the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives Deaconess Omolola Fagbemi, Service men, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and other officials of the National Youth Service Corps.

Oguntugbiyele Lanre
Special Assistant ( Administration) to the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development
February 17, 2020

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