Ekiti Honours 17 Youth Corps Members, Extends The Service Of 12

October 10, 2013

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu presenting the NYSC certificate to the parade overall commander, Mr. Odia Osamudiamen who is also one of the award winners of the batch "C" NYSC members in Ekiti State.

Seventeen members of the NYSC “Batch C” 2012 who distinguished themselves in Community Development Service in the Land of Honour State were conferred with various State Honours Awards as a mark of gratitude for their conscientious service in the state.

But six youth corps members had their national service extended for various offences they committed during the service year.

Conferring the awards on them at a colourful passing-out-parade at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi charged the Nigerian youths to be focused, patriotic and determined because, the task of building a united, peaceful and virile nation rest on them as the immediate future leaders of the nation.

He gave the charge at the passing-out-ceremony of the 2012 Batch ‘C’ corps members in the state held at the Oluyemi Kayode Statdium in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.

Represented by his deputy, Prof Modupe Adelabu, the governor enjoined the youths to shun the “get rich-quick-syndrome” which leads youths into the various criminal behaviors and never engaged in destruction of life and property of fellow Nigerians.

He urged them to always be considerate and show love to their fellow countrymen at all times irrespective of whatever might be the differences and always stand for the truth and support only those things which will engender lasting peace and development in Nigeria.

The governor also commended the NYSC management for the inculcating the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) into the scheme through which, noting that the corps members have acquired skills which will make them job creators and labour employers rather than job seekers after their service.

He therefore urged the corps members to prasticalize the various entrepreneurial skills they acquired while serving their fatherland in Ekiti State and rely less on searching for the non-existence white collar jobs.

According to him, “Nigeria is in dire need of productive skilled manpower for it to join the league of developed nations.”

He urged youth corps to be good ambassadors of Ekiti State, having lived in the state for one year.

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