By Bisade Ojoye
The Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo Land, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi has promised to always support the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme.
The first class Monarch made this promise when the NYSC Ogun State Coordinator, Dr (Mrs) Belinda Ameze Faniyi paid him a courtesy visit at his Palace in Sagamu
The Akarigbo who said the Scheme has a very good legacy called for it to be sustained. “I feel bad when people call for the scraping of the noble scheme. The Scheme has done so well despite having its own challenges”, Akarigbo stressed.
“Those days we looked forward to going for National Service outside our States of Origin because the experience was pleasant” the Akarigbo said.
While describing the State Coordinator as a go-getter, the monarch promised to support the Scheme in completing an uncompleted staff accommodation inside the Orientation Camp in Sagamu.
Oba Ajayi commended the State Coordinator for her uncommon achievements, noted that the corps members have always been in their best behaviour as no negative report has ever been received concerning them.
Earlier, the State Coordinator while appreciating the Monarch for giving the Scheme an enabling environment to operate, reported that since she took the mantle of leadership to steer the affairs of the Scheme in the State, she has been able to get the Senior Special Assistance to the President on SDGs, Her Excellency, Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire to build a State-of-the-Art Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Centre and a standard market at the Orientation Camp within a space of two Months.
Also, she said because of her passion for youth development, she cleared a large portion of land within the Orientation Camp and converted it to SAED Farm.
“In the farm, we constructed a fish pond and planted crops like cassava, plantain, Ugwu leaf, pepper, Scent leaf and yam”
“Today, the farm has become a training ground for corps members who are interested in taking up Agriculture as a means of livelihood
A high point of the event was the presentation of gift to the Monarch.