Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday said the administration would continue to prioritise the security and general well-being of all residents of Osun including the corps members serving in the state.
He said the administration would continue to commit resources to sustain the peace that Osun is known for, adding that the government would not take for granted the general well-being of all serving corps members in the state.
Oyetola gave the assurance at the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps members deployed to the state, at the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede.
He called on the corps members to accept their postings without ill-feelings, but with determination to leave their respective host communities better than they met them.
Oyetola, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, admonished the corps members to eschew ethnic prejudice and religious intolerance by being friendly with the people of their host communities.
He charged the corps members to be good ambassadors of their respective states and Nigeria, adding that they should adhere to the ethics, rules and regulations of the NYSC by comporting themselves diligently and with a high sense of Omoluabi ethos which Osun is known for.
Oyetola stated “Let the ideals and core values of the scheme through which you have been called up to serve be your guide throughout the service year. You are expected to integrate yourselves with your host communities, identifying with their problems and aspirations.
“I charge you, as our symbols of heritage and hope, to continue to radiate the capability and readiness to put in your best for the nation with your experience and youthful strength that God has bestowed on you.
“I enjoin you to accept your postings without resentment, but with avowed determination to leave your host communities better than you met them.
“However remote your place of primary assignment may seem, remember that some other corps members had served there before and some are currently on the ground contributing their own quota to the development of the community,” Oyetola said.
In his remarks, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr Adegoke Ayodele Adewale, implored the corps members to see themselves as leaders who must render selfless service to the people.
Adewale disclosed that 2, 310 corps members have successfully completed their mandatory camping activities, urging the corps members to use the training, skills and knowledge acquired to impact the people’s lives.
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