Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has expressed satisfaction at the developmental projects going on at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko.
Commending the State Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio and her management team for the projects, Akeredolu promised to mobilise support for the construction works going on at the camp.
The governor made the promise while performing the foundation laying of the extension of the Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) studio during the swearing-in ceremony for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 2) corps members deployed to the state.
He also called on residents and indigenes of Ondo State to complement the efforts of the NYSC in the state.
Governor Akeredolu who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Dotun Owanikin, charged the newly inducted corps members to strive to leave legacies that will have positive impact positively on their host communities and the state in general.
He also assured the young men and women on security, saying: “As a responsible government, I want to say, without mincing words, that your welfare and security would be adequately taken care of during your service year”.
Earlier in her address, Mrs. Akpabio explained that introducing the corps members to the objectives and programmes of the NYSC scheme, the orientation course is meant to prepare the corps members for the challenges of the service year while acquainting them with their new socio-cultural environment.
“Endeavour to cooperate with camp officials and obey all rules and regulations governing your stay in camp and do not hesitate to approach any of my officers in case you need any assistance or clarification especially with regards to the verification/registration,” she advised.
The NYSC boss also urged the Local Governments, corporate organisations, well meaning individuals and all relevant stakeholders to reach out to the camp.
A total of 1535 prospective corps members made up of 836 males and 699 females swore to the oath of allegiance administered by the Chief Judge of the state represented by Justice Ademola Enikuomeyin of Akoko Judicial Division.