(L-R: Representative of the Commissioner of Police, ACP Tokunbo Bola Badewole, Camp Commandant Captain Ibrahim, Kwara NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa Joshua, representative of Kwara State Governor, Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere, representative of Commissioner for Youth Development, Mrs Adenike Funmilola Adenike, representative of Kwara State Chief Judge, Justice Hammed Aliyu Gegele and Director Youth ministry of Youth Development Alh. Abdulsalam Akeem)

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has charged the newly sworn-in members of the National Youths Service Corps(NYSC) to exhibit honesty, hardwork and discipline in the various trainings they would be exposed to in the course of their 3-weeks orientation exercise.

Governor AbdulRazaq stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch 'A', Stream 1 of the Youths Corps members, at the NYSC orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, where the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Abiodun Adebara, who was represented by Justice Hammed Aliyu Gegele administered the "NYSC Oath of Allegiance" to the corps members.

The Governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youths Development, Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere, welcomed the corps members to the State of Harmony and urged them to channel their skills, energies and talents towards national development by being active and disciplined. 

He advised the corps members to keep the hopes and aspirations of the founders of the scheme alive by striving for the development and growth of Nigeria.

"You are to adopt a serious and conscientious approach to the various activities of the orientation course in order to be able to face the numerous challenges of the assignments that lie ahead", Governor AbdulRazaq noted.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Youths Development, and the Chairperson Kwara State NYSC Governing Board, Hon. Nafisat Musa Buge who was represented by the Director Personnel Finance and Supply of the Ministry, Mrs Funmilola Adenike Ajide, expressed her gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering support to the NYSC scheme in Kwara State and admonished the corps members to make discipline, commitment and humility their watchwords in order to complement the efforts of the NYSC.

Speaking further, she commended the camp officials for their hard work and selfless sacrifice at ensuring the safety of the Corp members.

In his address, the State Coordinator for the NYSC, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa Joshua, commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support to the NYSC in Kwara and appreciated the corps members for their eagerness to go through the mandatory youths corps service year, stating that various activities had been lined up for their entertainment and education, admonishing 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 behaviours would not be tolerated on camp either from you or camp officials", the Coordinator noted.

Mr. Onifade stated that a total number of 1900 Corps members comprising 1,050 females and 850 males were sworn-in at the Yikpata camp. 

Also present at the event were the representative of the Commissioner of Police, ACP Tokunbo Bola Badewole, representative of the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Divisional Officer of Lafiagi, CSC Salawu Saadu *Amoo* , the representative of the Sector Commandant Federal Road Safety Corps, the Superintendent Route Commander Abdulkadir Ajeigbe, Director Youths Alh. Abdulsalam Akeem, and staff of the NYSC.

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


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