The NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani has charged the members of the service corps to develop positive attitude towards challenges in life.
The Coordinator made the charge during the Inter-Platoon drill competition among the 2021 Batch ‘C’ (Stream II) corps members undergoing orientation course.
Speaking at the Parade Ground of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko, Mrs. Ani said that corps members can see that the constant training they underwent had made them professional ‘corps soldiers’.
My beautiful queens and handsome kings, when you reported to camp some two weeks ago, you can hardly raise your legs or swing your arms but because of your resilience and positive attitude, you have surmounted all the challenges associated with drill and today, you have displayed beautiful parade like professional soldiers”.
“This your zeal and resilience should be translated into all areas of your life most especially now that the country is looking up to you for lasting solutions to myriads of challenges bedevilling this nation,” she said.
The NYSC Ondo State boss said that she had no doubt that the comprehensive physical training and drill incorporated into the orientation course content has achieved the tremendous success of making the graduate youths to operate with sound mind and good health.
“The beginning of every human endeavour has always been associated with some attendant challenges. When you started, the majority of you experienced general body pains and weakness but with the constant training and your persistence, you have surmounted all these and I want to congratulate you all for this no mean feat achievement”.
The State Coordinator appreciated the Camp Commandant, Major Jonatha Apinyang Gambo and his men for the outstanding job and sacrifice put into the task.
“I want to thank my Camp Commandant, the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) and his indefatigable team for striving to attain this excellent performance. You have all done pretty well and I acknowledge your organising prowess. Also, I thank the Panel of Judges drawn from 323 Artillery Regiment for their professionalism which gave us reasons to celebrate today” she concluded.
The corps members and military instructors put up superlative performances which electrified the entire camp community and at the end of it all, prizes and awards were given to the best platoons and the overall drill Parade Commander.
At the end of the colourful event, number 1 platoon emerged winners while the second position was clinched by the number 10 platoon and third position went to number 2 platoon. The overall Drill Parade Commander goes to corps member Moyinoluwa Adeyemo with code number OD/21C/2280 of number 10 platoon. The Wooden Spoon was comfortably won by the number 9 platoon.