Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as scheme designed for national unity and integration.
The Governor, while disclosing this on Thursday at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 Orientation Course, in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state, noted that the scheme has assisted in equal spread of the much needed professional manpower in the country through the mobilization and development of young graduates to states other than their states of origin.
Commending the scheme, Obaseki said it was designed to serve as a medium for national unity and intergration while assisting in ensuring spread of the much needed professional manpower in the country through the mobilization and development of young graduates to states other than their states of origin, to ensure even development of all the state of the federation.
He urged the corps members to take advantage of the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes seriously in order to be self-sufficient and to be employers of labour in the nearest future.
The Governor therefore pledged his administration support for the scheme in order for it to achieve it purpose of formation in the country.
“We are delighted to identify with the NYSC scheme in the state sequel to its numerous developmental contributions to the state.
“We shall continue to support the scheme in achieving its laudable objectives in Edo state”, he said.
Speaking, state coordinator of the scheme, Mr. Clement Ojo Adebayo, thanked the state government for the speedy completion of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Okada having been neglected for so many years.
He said, “Your Excellency Sir, kindly permit me to use this forum, on behalf of the state governing board and corps members to appreciate you for the massive construction works ongoing at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp here in Okada.
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“It is evident that with the pace of work at the camp, the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course would hold at the new camp ground.”