The joy of Management and staff of the NYSC Oyo knew no bounds as 2018 Batch ‘A’ Stream 11 corps members completed their service year.
Speaking during the presentation of Certificate of National Service to passing out corps members at Ibadan Southwest Local Government, the State Coordinator, Mrs Ifeoma Anidobi was full of gratitude to the Almighty for the special grace bestowed on the Secretariat.
Mrs Anidobi said, “God has been faithful to us as we did not lose any soul amongst you in Oyo State during this service year.”
The State Coordinator charged the passing out corps members not to engage in sharp practices which will truncate their dreams and take them back to a starting point of no focused future.
“Nigeria is a land of opportunities where you can earn yourself a decent living without necessarily engaging in dubious practices.
“Start with something small and invest all your power and energies into it and with time, you will become notable industrialists and entrepreneurs like Otedola, Dangote, Adenuga and Uba,” She said
The NYSC boss on behalf of the Director-General, Brig Gen Suleiman Zakare Kazaure felicitated with the corps members for not only being victorious but equally leaving the Pacesetter State as well informed and articulate young entrepreneurs.
The services you have rendered to your host communities in the areas of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme, Provision of basic health facilities through Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) outreach programme, Youth Empowerment, Legal Aids Services, Construction of life improvement Structures, Provision of Basic amenities to indigent citizens and downtrodden in the society has made you an instant heroes and heroines rather than villains”.
She admonished them to think positively and be open-minded to every opportunity that may come their way and to take one step after the other.
In all, 32 recalcitrant corps members have their service extended for various offences out of 2850 billed to pass out.
The corps members who spoke to our correspondent after the presentation of Certificate of National Service promised to remain good ambassadors of the noble scheme.