The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has charged corps members in the state on selfless service and good behavour in their primary places of assignment and host communities throughout their stay in the state.
Governor Akeredolu made the charge on Monday during the Orientation Camp closing ceremony for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) corps members deployed to the state.
“I implore you to contribute to the socio-economic and political development of Ondo, the Sunshine State. Strive to put in your best and contribute productively in whatever sector of the economy you might be posted and remember that no effort is too small or too much for the development of Ondo State,” he said, assiring that the state is “one of the most peaceful and NYSC friendly states in the country where natives and residents appreciate the value of the scheme.
Akeredolu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, expressed belief that the orientation course has instilled the value of patriotism, integrity, hard work and unity in the corps members.
He admonished the corps members to let their conduct and moral rectitude be a source of joy to the entire nation, promising that his administration will ensure excellent hospitality and security for them.
“Ondo State is relatively secure. I urge you to be security conscious and shun all negative acts that could tarnish the good image your predecessors have toiled to build over the years”.
The event witnessed the valedictory appearance of Hon. Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, the outgoing Chairman NYSC Governing Board and Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, who the governor has reassigned to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
According to the State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio, out of 2136 corps members registered during the three weeks orientation, 703 have been relocated out to other states due to health and marital reasons.
She confirmed that corps members have been posted to various places of primary assignment in line with the posting policy of the Federal Government.