Present yourselves as worthy ambassadors…Kwara State Government charges Batch B stream II Corps members
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on August 22, 2019
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq says his administration will continue to support the policies and programmes of the National Youth Service Scheme, NYSC to achieve its lofty objectives.
Represented by his Deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, Governor Abdulrazaq stated this at the Official Opening and Swearing -in Ceremony for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Orientation Course holding at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Yikpata in Edu Local Government Area of the State.
He lamented the poor condition of basic amenities in the camp which he said was among the worst in the country and noted that in the coming budget years, the government would be responsible and alert to NYSC needs within the available resources.
While acknowledging the fact that the scheme has consistently proved its continuous relevance to yearnings and aspirations for socio-economic development in Nigeria, the Governor charged corps members to be good ambassadors of their various families by justifying the confidence reposed in them as future leaders and always make peace, good conduct, honesty and hard work their watchwords.
Governor AbdulRazaq commended the Federal Government and the Management of the NYSC for the sustenance and the continuity of the noble youth – oriented programme in its over forty-six years of existence.
“It is no gain saying that over the years, NYSC scheme has provided the platform to rally the highly resourceful Nigerian educated youths for the task of nation building. I am also glad to acknowledge the fact that the scheme has consistently proved its continuous relevance to our yearnings and aspirations for socio-economic development in Nigeria” he noted
The Governor reminded the incoming corps members that orientation course has been carefully designed to instill discipline into them and to physically, psychologically, and socially prepare them for the rigorous task of nation building.
He charged the Corps members to adopt serious approach to all the activities lined up for the orientation programme.
Abdulrazaq noted further “you must not in any way allow frivolities to affect the needed commitment in achieving the expected qualities of future leaders, which the NYSC programme is designed to prepare you for”.
He charged the course officials to maintain high level of discipline, team work and display exemplary conduct that would eventually groom the corps members for the national service.
The Chairman of the State NYSC Governing Board, Alhaji Shuaib Akanbi implored the Corps members to serve as agents of change and catalysts of socio-economic development of the Nation.
Alhaji Shuaib Akanbi who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports and Youth Development commended the State government for the prompt and timely donation of 400 high quality mattresses, 200 double bunk beds, 100 long span benches and drugs for the camp clinic.
Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Esther Ikupolati appreciated Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who she said, has proven, in less than three months in office, to be youth friendly and father to all in the state through his recent donation among others.
Mrs Ikupolati also commended the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi for donating two cows and ten bags of rice
to ensure the successful stay of the Corps members while in camp.
A total of one thousand four hundred and fifteen corps members comprising of seven hundred and thirteen males and seven hundred and two females were sworn in by the Chief Judge of Kwara State who was represented by Justice Ahmed Aliyu Gegele and was attended by representatives of heads of all the security agencies among others.