Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has charged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the State to imbibe the leadership qualities of endurance, discipline, dedication and peaceful co-existence with compatriots from other socio-cultural and religious backgrounds.
Abiodun gave the charge at the formal opening and swearing-in ceremony of 2019 Batch C/Stream II National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) held at the orientation camp, Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.
The Governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, explained that his administration was embarking on projects that would have positive impacts on the lives of the people towards the successful implementation of “building our future together” agenda.
He advised the Corps members to discharge their duties with vigour and commitment, imploring them to see the orientation programme as a very important segment of the service year, as it provides the basis to understanding the objectives of the scheme.
Abiodun said the programme would equip them with practical, social and leadership skills needed to meet the challenges of the service year and the future.
In his address, the Acting Chairman of the NYSC governing board, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, represented by the Director, Administration and Supply, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Adetunji Kanimodo, urged them to position themselves as agents of positive change, which the country requires at this period.
In her welcome address, the NYSC State Coordinator, Dr. (Mrs.) Belinda Faniyi, appreciated the State Governor for upgrading the facilities at the orientation camp, admonishing Corps members to take advantage of the various opportunities provided at the camp to aid them in imbibing the culture of national integration and nation building.
A total of 1,237 fresh graduates are currently undergoing the orientation training for the National Youth Service programme, having 488 as females and 749 males.
Press Officer, Ministry of Youth and Sport