The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu has restated the commitment of his administration to NYSC in the State.
The Governor reiterated this when the new NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani was formally presented to the State Government.
Mr Akeredolu said NYSC remains a household name whose activities have gone beyond unifying the country but also playing pivotal roles in national development.
The state helmsman said youths should be encouraged to take up leadership and responsibility roles in governance.
“I think the National Youth Service Corps is living up to expectations in these areas as more purposeful driven and focused Nigerian graduates are cutting their teeth in various leadership positions.
“The experience the corps members have during orientation courses is a launching pad that is propelling them to greatness as the contents of the three weeks induction training is geared towards making them better leadership material”… Akeredolu said
While saying that he met his wife during the NYSC 1978/79 service year Governor Akeredolu noted that the Scheme has made him a foremost Nigerian.
He tasked NYSC managers to encourage localisation of contents which will invariably make it the toast of several nations.
Governor Akeredolu also advised the new Coordinator to liaise with the Office of the First Lady so that they could collaborate on the Girl-Child programme of Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani congratulated the Governor on his second term victory prayed that the state will continue to enjoy the peace it is known for.
She lauded Mr Akeredolu for the several programmes he initiated for youth development saying it was an attestation of his love for the Nigerian youths.
Mrs. Ani promised that NYSC in Ondo State under her watch would not relent to amplify Government’s programmes and activities meant to empower the youths.
The outgone State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio who accompanied Mrs. Ani said that she would continue to remember the reception she enjoyed while in the State.