The Ondo State NYSC Secretariat has released certificates of National Service to 1712 corps members of 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) who have successfully completed their one year mandatory service to the nation.
The 1712 outgone corps members made up of 929 males and 792 females passed out of service on Thursday at a low key event which took place in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
In her message to the outgoing corp members, the NYSC coordinator in the state, Mrs Grace Akpabio, admonished them to bring into act, all the practical lessons and trainings they received right from the orientation camp through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme facilitated by professionals in various skills and vocations.
Akpabio stated that the service year has provided the youth with a lifetime opportunity to make a decent living from their sweat and stay away from sharp practices in order to arrive at “the promised land.”
“The successful captains of industries and board room gurus persevere a lot to get to the zenith of their career. I wish to encourage you to have hope that everything will be okay in the end. A little more effort will get you the desired results. A goal is a dream achieved with prayers, diligence, goal-setting, and following the standards as well as adopting the right attitude,”she said.
The NYSC boss reminded them that “Rome was not built in a day” and urged them to take it one step at a time, adding that as they exit the scheme, they should remain good ambassadors of their families, their respective institutions of higher learning as well as NYSC.
She said: “Focus on those things that will earn you more respect and make you role models that people will be looking forward to emulate and not individuals that when their names are mentioned, people do not have anything to do with them.
“I am proud of your exploits at your various places of primary assignment and the host communities. You are leaving behind you legacies that will stand the test of time and I am confident that fitting into the society will not pose any challenge or threat to you.”
She prayed for their protection and wished them the very best in their future endeavours.