Oyo State governor, Mr Seyi Makinde on Wednesday urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state to give their best in developing the state.
He made this statement during the official closing ceremony/terminal parade of the 21-day orientation course for the 2019 batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members held at the permanent orientation camp, Ogbakuta, Iseyin, Oyo state.
Makinde, represented by the state Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede, stated that the host communities are highly expectant, therefore, the corps members must proceed to impact positively on them.
He advised them not to live a reckless life at their places of primary assignments but to pursue excellence always.
Makinde also urged them to ponder afresh on how they could contribute to the development of the country during their service year.
The governor assured them of a memorable and secured stay in the state throughout their service year.
His words: “Be determined to leave your host locality better than you met it and impact the knowledge acquired from your various institutions on the younger ones.
“For those of you that will pay proper attention to the development of your host communities by executing viable projects, I assure you that such noble efforts will not go unrewarded.
“Let’s all diligently continue to contribute our quota in any way we can for the overall growth and development of our nation,” he said.
Earlier, the Oyo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Eniola Amkekemo, urged the corps members to take their postings in good spirit and brace up to the challenges of nation-building.
She appealed to corps employers to make adequate arrangements for their corps members so that they could settle down on time and bring forth their best.
The coordinator thanked Makinde and Fakorede for their immense support to the NYSC scheme.
She advised them to avoid unnecessary journeys and ensure they obtained written permission through an appropriate channel of communication if they must travel.
“Any absenteeism, truancy or indiscipline on your part will be met with appropriate sanctions as stipulated in the NYSC bye-laws,” she said.