The Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, Mr Jesubiyi, Taiwo says the founding fathers of the NYSC Scheme deserved applause and encomiums for putting together a beautiful programme that remained a turning point for graduate youths and equally for the national growth and development .
CP Jesubiyi made the disclosure when he received the NYSC management team in Ondo State led by the State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Ani.
According to the Commissioner of Police,
“I want to say with all sense of sincerity and patriotism that the National Youth Service Corps is a programme that all focused graduate youths should be prepared to participate in as it builds characteristics of leadership such as perseverance, endurance, visionary, team work as well as hard work and industry in participants”.
“My participation in the programme during the 1987/88 service year in Kaduna where I was deployed, and posted to Zaria after the orientation course defined my vision in such a way that sacrifice to the fatherland remains sacrosanct and I want to say it with pride that NYSC is the best thing that has ever happened to this country”.
“Every Nigerian graduate whether trained within or outside the country should see the clarion call to participate in the national service as a lifetime opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their fatherland in terms of giving the much anticipated sacrifice and rendering quality services wherever they are posted to in all the nooks and crannies of the country”.
He gave an assurance that the Command would not fail in the responsibility of protecting corps members emphasizing that the mantra, ” Police is your friend ” would be implemented for the betterment of the citizens.
In a remark , the NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Ani charged him to restore Nigerians confidence in the Police by giving community policing priority .
She also charged the Police authorities in Ondo State to strengthen the already established relationships between the two agencies by ensuring that NYSC field officers in Local Governments were integrated into Public Police Community Relations Committee .
The State Coordinator while thanking the Command for the quality of officers and men deployed to the NYSC orientation camp each time the Scheme have orientation courses, used the opportunity of the medium to invite the Commissioner of Police to visit and share his service year experience with prospective corps members that are expected for the 2023 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) orientation course coming up between Wednesday, 12th July and Tuesday, 1st August, 2023.
Mrs Ani was accompanied on the visit by the Assistant Directors/Heads of Branches; Mr. Olugbenga Justus Adefehinti, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED); Mrs. Adejoke Ayodele Fashola, Corps Discipline and Reward CD&R); Mrs. Christianah Oluwatoyin Afolayan, Corps Inspection and Monitoring (CIM) and Mr. Babawale Oyinloye Owolabi, Deployment and Relocation ( D&R )
Bankole Simeon Kehinde
Head, Press and Public Relations Unit.