You are safe in Kwara, Kwara Governor tells Youth Corps Members
By Mahmood Olayinka Alaya
The Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has assured youth corps members posted to the state of their security during their service year in the state.
AbdulRazaq gave the assurance at the closing ceremony of orientation course for the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 youth corps members held at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Yikpata in Edu local government area of the state.
Represented by the senior adviser and counselor, Alh Saadu Salahu,the governor reaffirmed the commitment of the state government not only to the security of the youth corps members, but their general welfare.
” Accordingly, we are in constant liaison with security agencies and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring your safety as well as addressing other essential needs, for a fulfilling service year,” the governor said.
AbdulRazaq, however, enjoined the youth corps members to be security conscious at all times,adding that:” In particular, I advise you to avoid risky engagements such as staying out late at night, attendance of night parties, visitation of dangerous places, and acceptance of car rides from strangers.”
The governor also asked the youth corps members to shun drug abuse and trafficking, cybercrime, advanced- fee fraud, and other vices capable of truncating their future dreams.
He enjoined them to sustain the commendable patriotic zeal and high level of of disciplined they demonstrated while at the orientation camp.
” My dear compatriots, the next phase of the service year is of great significance as the entire nation looks up to you for your expected roles in advancing the unity and development of our fatherland. I therefore enjoin you to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hardwork and resilience which you have imbibed during the orientation course,” AbdulRazaq charged the youth corps members.
The governor also charged them to build on the skills they have acquired during the vocational and entrepreneurial training at the camp by availing themselves opportunities for post- camp training.
He urged them to accept wherever they were posted to for their primary assignment and impact positively on their host communities.
The governor also appealed to employees not to turn down youth corps members deployed to their organisations, but should rather create enabling environments for them to operate and excel.
He enjoined stakeholders, including the traditional rulers of the host communities to give maximum support to the youth corps members posted to their communities.
He praised the state coordinator of the NYSC and his team for doing a great job at the camp.
This medium reports that a total of 2,300 youth corp members passed out at the ceremony.