Continue Exploring The Skills You Acquired During Your Service Year – Fakorede To Corps Members
……… 3,712 Batch “A” Corp Members Passes Out In Oyo
A total of 3,712 Corps members who had completed their one- year mandatory service in Oyo state were this morning passed out at the Lekan Salami stadium Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Declaring the passing out parade closed, the Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde represented by the state Commissioner of Youth and Sports Mr. Seun Fakorede commended the Corp members for their immense contribution to the development of the state.
He urged them further to put to use skills acquired through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) as it is a very good measure to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment among graduate youths.
“The government cannot provide jobs for the teeming population of graduates. I implore you to continue exploring the skills you acquired during your service year. Having been empowered with skill, I assure you that have good stead in the society,” he said
The governor expressed gratitude to the NYSC for its continuous contribution toward developments in urban and rural communities, social services, health care and education. He assured that the welfare and safety of corps members will always receive priority attention as it will boost their morale for them to give their best.
The Oyo State NYSC coordinator, Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, in her address congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of the mandatory one year service to the nation. She urged corps members not to be perturbed about the current situation in the country but to believe in themselves and continue to keep their visions and dream alive.
” As you exit the service today, always remember the laudable ideals of the NYSC which includes among others, patriotism, hard work, perseverance, self-reliance and selfless service as this virtues will always speak for you wherever you go,” Ogbuogebe said.
Mrs. Ogbuogebe urged them not to be deterred by the socio-economic challenges in the country, but continue to explore opportunities to fulfil their goals.
She revealed in her address that 3,712 corps members comprising of 1,694 males and 2018 females would be existing the service year today.