Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has announced that the fencing of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area of the state has been approved.
The state leader confirmed this during the opening ceremony of the orientation course for the 2023 Batch 'C' Stream II youth corps members deployed to the state.
The governor stressed that the fencing of the orientation camp is part of the state government's efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of the youth corps members during their stay in the camp.
“I would like to further express, on behalf of the government and the good people of Kwara State, its continued support for the welfare and safety of corps members currently serving and recently deployed to Kwara State for duty.
“Let it also be clear that the Kwara State government has provided adequate support and assistance to the management of the NYSC in the implementation of all its programs in the state. “As part of the state government’s efforts to make life conducive and ensure adequate security in the camp, this government recently approved and commenced the fencing of the orientation camp,” the leadership quoted the governor as saying.
The governor urged youth corps members to actively participate in camp activities with a clear goal in mind and ensure that their time there is meaningful. He encouraged them to embrace values such as patriotism, good conduct, discipline, honesty and hard work, making these principles their guiding principles not only in their careers but also in their future endeavours.
He said: “I commend you to always present yourselves as worthy ambassadors of your families, and indeed of the NYSC scheme, by exhibiting the outstanding qualities of 'service and humanity' as enshrined in the motto of the NYSC .
“You should not in any way allow frivolities to erode the necessary commitment in achieving the expected qualities of future leaders, for which the NYSC plan is designed.”
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