(The representative of the State Governor Hon. Sheu Ndanusa Usman (centre); The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth Development Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere (4th right); The NYSC State Coordinator Mr. Olaoluwa Joshua Onifade (3rd left), representative of the Chief Justice Honorable Justice Nureni Kuranga (2nd right) at the swearing-in ceremony of NYSC Batch 'B' Stream 1, Yikpata.)

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has charged the newly sworn-in members of the National Youths Service Corps(NYSC) to be disciplined and embark on various camp activities that will increase their developmental skills.

Governor AbdulRazaq stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch 'B', Stream I 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 Nureni Kuranga administered the "NYSC Oath of Allegiance" to the corps members.

The Governor, who was represented by the Kwara State Commissioner for Youths Development Hon. Sheu Ndanusa Usman, welcomed the corps members to the State of Harmony and urged them to participate in camp activities such as physical training, paramilitary drills, citizenship and leadership training, among others.

He advised them to make the experience of their service year exciting and highly rewarding, while assuring them that the State Government would create an enabling environment for them to thrive.

He advised the corps members to present themselves as worthy ambassadors of their families by exhibiting sterling qualities such as service to humanity and humility as enshrined in the NYSC motto.

"I can assure you that the government will continue to create an environment that promotes the well-being and security of Corps members who are deployed to Kwara State for their National service," Governor AbdulRazaq noted.

The Chairman Kwara State NYSC Governing Board represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths Development, Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere, expressed gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering support to the NYSC scheme in Kwara State and admonished the corps members to offer selfless service all through the year and contribute significantly to the development of their host communities.

Speaking further, he commended the camp officials for their hard work and selfless sacrifice at ensuring the safety of the Corps 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 service year, stating that various activities had been lined up for their entertainment and education, while also  admonishing them to strictly comply with all the rules required.

Mr. Onifade stated that a total number of 1700 Corps members comprising 860 females and 840 males were sworn-in at the Yikpata camp. 

Also present at the event were the representative of the Commissioner of Police, CSP Shittu Fatai , representative of the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Divisional Police Officer of Lafiagi, CSC Salawu Saadu Amoo, representative of the Commander National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), Assistant Commander of Narcotics Richard Ogunjobi, the representative of the Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, SRC Abdulkadir Ajeigbe,  among others.

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


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