The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) has restated the commitment of his administration to NYSC in the State.
The Executive Governor reiterated this on Thursday when the new NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Nnenna Ani was formally presented to the State Government.
Arakunrin Akeredolu said that NYSC remains a household name whose activities has gone beyond unifying the country but is playing pivotal roles in national development.
The celebrated lawyer who was the National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) between 2008 and 2009 said that our youths should be encouraged to take up leadership and responsibility roles in governance.
“I think the National Youth Service Corps is living up to expectations in these areas as more purposeful driven and focused Nigerian graduates are cutting their teeth in various leadership positions.
“The experience the corps members have during orientation courses is a launching pad that is propelling them to greatness as the contents of the three weeks induction training is geared towards making them better leadership material”.
The first citizen of the Sunshine State who met his darling wife during the NYSC programme of 1978/79 service year confirmed that the Scheme has made him a foremost Nigerian.
The highly sagacious legal luminary of international repute tasked NYSC managers to encourage localisation of contents which will invariably make us the toast of several nations.
Governor Akeredolu (SAN) also advised the new Coordinator to liaise with the Office of the First Lady so that they can collaborate on the Girl-Child programme of Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
Speaking shortly before, the State Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Nnenna Ani congratulated the people’s Governor for the Swearing-in Ceremony of his second term and prayed that the state will continue to enjoy the peace it is known for.
The State Coordinator lauded Arakunrin Akeredolu for the several programmes he initiated for youth development, an attestation of his love for Nigerian youths.
Mrs Ani promised that NYSC in Ondo State under her watch will not relent to amplify Government’s programmes and activities meant to empower the youths.
The outgoing State Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio who accompanied Mrs Ani said that she would continue to remember the reception she enjoyed while in the State.