The Ondo State Government on Monday restated its commitment to the safety and welfare of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu made the assertion in Ikare-Akoko at the closing ceremony of the orientation programme for the batch ‘B’ corps members deployed to the state.
Akeredolu, represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, said that the state government would do all in its capability to ensure the safety of all corps members posted to the state.
The governor said that his administration would also address the welfare of corps members posted to the state.
“It is expected that all these efforts should naturally be reciprocated through hard work and dedication to duty,” Akeredolu said.
The governor also charged the corps members posted to various towns and villages in the state to always respect the culture of their host communities.
“I charge you to be very resourceful, purposeful, dedicated and patriotic. Let selfless service be your watchword throughout the service year and beyond.
“I enjoin you not to regard the one year national service as a period to gallivant and engage in unguarded revelry.
“Rather, consider it as a period that you too can make your own contributions toward building a better society,” he said.
The governor urged corps members to accept their posting to any part of the state in good fate.
“Remember that some other corps members have served there before and some are currently on ground, contributing their own quotas to the development of the state,” Akeredolu said.
He announced the state government’s plan to reward any corps member who served the state meritoriously.