(Supervising Commissioner for Ministry of Youth Development, Hon. Usman Yunusa Lade (centre);  NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa Joshua (6th right); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development, Alhaji Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere (5th left); Director, Personnel, Finance and Supply, Ministry of Youth Development, Mrs. Ajide Funmilola Adenike (4th left), with other Officials and Corps members at the swearing-in ceremony.)

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has urged the newly sworn-in Youth Corps Members to exhibit the attributes of good citizenship, patriotism, and discipline in the various trainings they would be exposed to in the course of the 3-weeks orientation exercise.

Governor AbdulRazaq stated this yesterday during the swearing-in ceremony of Batch 'C', Stream 1 of the Youth Corps members, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu Local Government, where the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Abiodun Adebara, who was represented by Justice Sulaiman Mobolaji Akanbi, administered the NYSC Oath of Allegiance to the corps members.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner overseeing the Ministry of Youth Development, Hon. Usman Yunusa Lade, welcomed the corps members to the State of Harmony on the occasion of the formal commencement of the 2023 Batch 'C', Stream I orientation course. 

He urged them to be physically, psychologically, and socially ready to face the reality and challenges of nation building, as adults and citizens of Nigeria.

"As you formally commence your one year national service today, you will be fulfilled, especially, the hopes and aspirations of our great country, which put a premium on the moral and physical development of the youths for a better and greater tomorrow."

"I wish you to justify the confidence reposed in you as leaders of this great nation, by making patriotism, discipline, good conduct, honesty, and hard work your watchwords, throughout the course and thereafter", the Governor said.

"I enjoin you to always present yourselves as worthy ambassadors of your various families and indeed the NYSC scheme by exhibiting the sterling qualities of "Service and Humility" as enshrined as the motto of the NYSC", Governor AbdulRazaq noted.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere, expressed his gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering support to the NYSC scheme in Kwara State.

The Permanent Secretary admonished the corps members to make humility, discipline, and commitment their watchword in order to complement the efforts of the NYSC Governing Board members and the State government.

Speaking further, he noted that the Governing Board members would also ensure that the corps members were posted to areas where their services would be mostly needed, assuring them that their contributions to the development of their host communities would be duly rewarded.

In his address, the State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa Joshua, commended the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the procurement of 500 new mattresses for the orientation camp.

He also appreciated the corps members for their eagerness to go through the mandatory youth corps service, stating that various activities lined up would be entertaining and educating and advised them to strictly comply with all the rules required.

"You are further enjoined to comport yourselves in a disciplined and orderly manner, as all forms of unruly behaviour would not be tolerated on camp either from you or camp officials", the Coordinator noted.

Mr. Onifade stated that a total number of 2,200 Corps members comprising 1,150 females and 1,050 males were sworn-in. 

Also present at the event were the representative of the Comptroller of Immigration, Chief Superintendent Olumuyiwa Kabiru Aliyu, the representative of Director of State Services, Mr. Haruna Sunmonu, representative of National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) State Commander, Assistant Commander of Narcotics, Ango Mohammed Tukur,  Directors and staffs of the NYSC.

 Oluwafemi Samuel Adeoye,
Press Secretary,
Ministry of Youth Development,


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