The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo has tasked Corps members to take advantage of the various skill acquisition and vocational education programmes provided by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) within the duration of their service year, in order to be self-reliant.
Rt. Hon. Oluomo, who stated this while hosting the NYSC State Management team, at the House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, explained the need for the youth to engage in vocational trainings, to complement their formal education and further propel them for greatness in their future endeavours.
Assuring the team of the Assembly’s continued support in the enactment of enabling legislations, meant to promote small and micro scale businesses and the protection of lives and property, he pointed out that the NYSC scheme remained notable for integrating youth from different ethnic groups in the country for national unity and development.
Earlier in her address, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Belinda Faniyi, called for government’s intervention, especially in the provision of more infrastructural facilities at the Sagamu Orientation Camp, as well as more support for Corp members.
In another development, Speaker Olakunle Oluomo has canvassed for the sustainability of polytechnic education in Nigeria as it remains the bedrock for technological development of the nation.
The Speaker made the request while receiving members of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Alumni Association, who were on a courtesy call on the leadership of the Assembly, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Rt. Hon. Oluomo who noted that polytechnic education had been known for producing students who are highly productive in their various field of studies, added that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, being a leading institution in the nation, had been revalidated by the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Amendment Bill, 2019, recently passed by the Assembly for effective running of academic activities.
Earlier in his remarks, the President, MAPOLY Alumni Association, Alh. Akeem Ayoade, lauded the House for the holistic consideration of the Amendment Bill, which would revive academic activities in the institution which has produced notable personalities.