The Governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde has charged Corps members to strive towards breaking new grounds at the communities they would be posted.
Before this task could be achieved, the governor emphasized the need for the graduates to equip themselves with the right values and skills.
Engr Makinde gave this charge at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ (stream 2) Corps members deployed to Oyo state at the permanent orientation camp, Iseyin.
Represented by the Hon. Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Seun Fakorede, the governor equally tasked the Corps members to ensure they contribute their quota towards nation building.
He said, “Though many of you may find yourselves in a totally new environment, it should be seen as an avenue to make friends and break new grounds in your host communities.”
He further pledged that the present administration in Oyo state will continue to support the Scheme by providing a conducive environment for it’s operations.
Delivering the welcome address on behalf of the Chairman NYSC Oyo State Governing Board, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Mr. Funmilayo Oyadeyi admonished the Corps members to make good use of the opportunity provided by the Scheme to add value to themselves by learning skills that will make them productive.
Speaking, the State Coordinator, NYSC Oyo state, Eniola Ambekemo stated that a total of 1188 prospective Corps members comprising 487 males and 701 Females were registered.
While congratulating them for being called up for service, she enjoined them to be disciplined and law abiding throughout the course of their service year.