The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has charged the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corp members posted to the State, to imbibe leadership qualities of perseverance, discipline, dedication and peaceful coexistence with their compatriots from different socio- cultural and religious backgrounds, while make the best use of opportunities to contribute positively to the nation’s development.
Abiodun, represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako -Oyedele gave the charge while addressing the corps members at the formal opening and swearing-in ceremony, held at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Sagamu, urging them to remain focused and continue to participate actively in all activities designed to keep them physically and mentally alert for the challenges ahead.
“I encourage you to adhere strictly to camp rules and regulations and cooperate with your camp officials who will be your guides for the next three weeks. As a matter of fact, you have come to our dear state at the beginning of our administration as we are getting all necessary hands on deck to achieve development strides in all-sectors of our dear State’s economy.
“We are committed to rekindle the hope of our people and rebuild their confidence in government by embarking on projects that will not only have positive impacts on the lives of our people, but also ensure a prosperous future for generations yet unborn” the Governor assured.
Earlier in his address, the Acting Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, urged Corps members to see their service as privilege that would prepare them for a glorious future and service to humanity, enjoining them to imbibe the ideals of the scheme, as well as participate actively, obey all rules and regulations guiding conducts at the orientation camp.
“I sincerely implore you to conduct yourself in tune with the oath of the service. Always ensure that at all times and in all places, avoid utterances and behaviour which could tarnish the image of your families, the NYSC and that of the Nation’’, Fagbohun stated
Also speaking, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Belinda Faniyi, appealed to corps members to avail themselves of all trainings, noting that the 21 days developmental programmes would help them manifest an appreciable increase in all levels of confidence, commending the state government’s readiness to support and empower youths for socio-economic re-engineering of the state and Nigeria at large.
The oath of allegiance was thereafter administered to a total of 2,400 corps members by the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, who was represented by Justice Nasiru Agbelu.