By Abiodun Alli
Corp Members have been charged to make significant contributions to nation building, and also see their mobilisation to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, as a call to serve, display humility and patriotism.
Abiodun gave the charge at the formal opening and swearing-in of the 2020 Batch B Stream 1A Orientation course of NYSC, at Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.
The Governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde, advised them to exhibit the highest level of responsibility, integrity, loyalty, dedication, discipline, and commitment to nation-building.
Abiodun also noted that the scheme was an opportunity to contribute to the task of national regeneration, which should be accepted with determination, while urging them to participate actively in all events in the camp.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman NYSC Governing Board and Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Engr. Olaiwola Abiodun advised the corps members to be agents of positive change.
“The journey you have commenced is an onerous and challenging one, therefore, it can be readily deduced that your response to the clarion call is an indication of your readiness to serve our fatherland, with a renewed determination and commitment. Kindly bear in mind that life during the orientation camp is different from what you have been used to, and on that note, I urge you to adjust quickly and submit yourselves to camp authorities”, Kehinde said.
In her address at the occasion, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Dr. Belinda Faniyi appreciated the prospective Corp members, for demonstrating a high level of patriotism and enthusiasm since their arrival in camp.