Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu flanked by the NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Tobias Ibeh (left) and the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Kayode Olaosebikan during the swearing-in ceremony for the 2014 Batch ‘B’ Corps member deployed to the state held at Ise/Orun/Emure-Ekiti… yesterday.
Members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Ekiti State have been urged to make patriotism, honesty and dedication their watchwords. The advice was given by the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
He reminded them of the importance of living up to their Oath of Allegiance and the national pledge to faithfully serve their fatherland for the country to overcome its myriad of challenges.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, gave the charge at the swearing-in ceremony for the 2014 Batch ‘B’ corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp at Ise/Orun/Emure-Ekiti.
His words: “Your call-up for service at this crucial period, when the nation is faced with different security threats should be seen as an opportunity to break new boundaries by bracing up for the challenges ahead of you.”
Fayemi also told the corps members to selflessly and without bias discharge their primary assignments during the compulsory one-year programme.
“I encourage you to eschew primordial sentiments and imaginations in order to remain patriotic, honest, dedicated and true ambassadors of the Scheme. Remember, you have come to serve the nation and no amount of work put in building this nation will go unrewarded,” he said.
While assuring the corps members that his government has put in place all necessary mechanisms to forestall and unforeseen security threats to their lives, he, however, warned them to be security conscious and take necessary health precautions as well to prevent the spread the Ebola virus epidermis which is the current health challenge
confronting the nation.
In his remarks, Coordinator of the NYSC in the state, Mr. Ibeh Tobias expressed his appreciation to the state government for its support for the scheme in the state, particularly in upgrading the facilities at the orientation camp which now makes the camp more comfortable for both the staff and corps members.
According to the NYSC chief, the camp has been very peaceful and devoid of any hazards since inception of the orientation course and the corps members have been responding with great zeal of maturity and discipline to all camp activities.
The NYSC Coordinator, who disclosed that 2,500 corps members comprising 1,192 female and 1,308 males were deployed to the state, enjoined the state government and the entire citizenry to continue to extend the hands of hospitality and benevolence which Ekiti has been known for to the newly inducted corps members.
He also charged the corps members to regard Ekiti State as theirs and observe the ways of life of the people and adjust as much as possible to enable them enjoy their service in the state to the fullest.
The Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, who was represented by Justice Olukayode Ogundana later administered the Oath of Allegiance on the corps members.