Governor Ibikunle Amosun has hailed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme as a “veritable means of harnessing the productive energies” of the nation’s youth as “development agents.”
He said many Nigerians who passed through the scheme are today occupying commanding positions in the political, social and economic sphere of the society nay the country.
Amosun, who made this known at the International Stadium, Sagamu, Ogun State, during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 orientation programme, urged all hands to be on the deck for the sustenance of the lofty scheme.
Amosun, who was represented at the occasion by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Afolabi Afuape, urged the corps members to see the one year assignment as a challenge and contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of Ogun State and Nigeria.
He recalled that the NYSC programme was specifically designed to bring Nigerian youths together with the “objective of instilling in them, dedication, perseverance, patriotism and national consciousness needed for the growth of the country.”
A total of 2,642 Corps members concluded their three week course at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Sagamu, which involved two drills, lectures to appreciate national values and productivity as well as security tips and martial arts for self defence, according the state Coordinator, Mr Afoloyan James.