Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has urged the new corp members in the state to acquire entrepreneurial skill due to alarming rate of unemployment among the youths in the country.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Alake Adeyemo, said this yesterday, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp, in Iseyin, during the opening and swearing in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ (Stream 1) of corps members deployed to the state.
While declaring the orientation exercise open, the governor said: “As a result of alarming rate of unemployment, I urge you all to embrace the robust training which the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) has to offer.
“This will enable you, the corps members to acquire and nurture skills that would turn you into budding entrepreneurs and wealth creators during and after the service year,” he said.
Ajimobi assured his administration will continue to ensure conducive and secured environment already established are maintained all through their service year, while he appealed to local government chairmen, traditional rulers and people of the state to ensure the corps members are well taken care of in their respective domains.
Earlier, Commissioner for Youth and Sports and Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in the state, Abayomi Oke, assured the corps members the best reception and hospitality of the government and the people of the state throughout their service year.
He enjoined them to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the orientation course and make the best use of it to enhance their personal status for overall development of the nation.
Also, the new NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Eniola Ambekemo, said 2,182 prospective corps member were registered comprising of 1,062 males and 1,120 females.
She urged the corps member to use the opportunity of national service to learn about the people’s culture and their way of life.