We’II engage corps members for agricultural drive in Ekiti ― Fayemi
Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has revealed that National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state would be engaged to drive the administration’s agricultural policies for the state.
Fayemi noted that his administration places more priority on youth development, saying the gesture was the only potent weapon the nation could witness all-round economic growth and development.
The governor stated this on Thursday while speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ stream 1 corps members deployed to the state at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ise-Orun/Emure-Ekiti.
Represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, Fayemi advised the corps members to show personal commitment towards the unity and integration of the country.
He urged them to see their deployment to the state as a call for dedication, perseverance and humility, promising that their sacrifices to host communities would be adequately acknowledged and rewarded by the government.
“My government places a high premium on youth, therefore, the corps members deployed to Ekiti state will be engaged to drive the agricultural development of the state because we are aware that not all graduates can get white-collar jobs. You are encouraged to go into agriculture, like fishery, snailry and others. Ekiti is rich in farmland and I enjoin you to tap into this blessing,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the NYSC coordinator in the state, Mrs Emmanuel Okpongete, while revealing that a total of 1,851 corps members were registered for the orientation course, noted that the scheme has been a potent tool for the promotion of national unity and rural-urban development.
She pleaded with the state governor to help in constructing more hostels facilities for corps members and officials in the camp.