The Honourable Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Bamidele Oleyelogun has assured that the arm of Government will do everything within its legislative powers to support the National Youth Service Corps in the State.
Rt. Honourable Eleyelogun gave the assurance on Thursday when he hosted Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani in his office.
The Honourable Speaker said that NYSC Scheme has been doing a great service to mould and reform the youths of this great country since it was established forty-eight years ago.
“NYSC has been contributing in no small measures to the moulding and mentoring our youths as well as enhancing the economic development of this country through the deployment and subsequent posting of patriotic Nigerians to various sectors of the economy”.
“It is recorded that NYSC as a responsible youth Scheme has been a great mobiliser for the unity and integration of our dear nation, Nigeria and the effects have been felt through inter-tribal marriages and the establishment of a long-lasting relationship with transcends the service year”.
“Despite our differences and backgrounds, NYSC has been able to play a pivotal role through exchange programmes and ideas that made Nigerians appreciate our diversities and improve more on our strength as one indivisible entity”.
Honourable Eleyelogun hinted that the House Committee responsible for Youth Development will visit the camp for on-the-spot assessment of requests put forward by the State Coordinator.
“Let me inform the State Coordinator and her team that the leadership of this honourable house will put machinery in motion for the Committee responsible for Youth Development to visit the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko for physical assessment of what is in the ground”.
“It is imperative that I advise you to equally table all your requests before the Executive Governor of the State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) whenever the opportunity presents itself because he has the capacity as the First citizen of the Sunshine State to direct relevant government agencies to act appropriately”.
“As for the leadership of this honourable house, be rest assured that we shall do whatever is legally within our area of jurisdiction to partner with and support the Scheme” he concluded.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani reminded the leadership of the honourable house that NYSC has been availing the services of corps members in all areas of human endeavours to develop the state.
The State Coordinator while appreciating the Speaker for the reception accorded her and the team that followed her appealed for more synergy and collaboration with the legislative arm of government in the Sunshine State.
Mrs. Ani called on the Speaker and the leadership of the house to attract public-spirited citizens and philanthropists in the State to help with the infrastructural development at the camp.
“NYSC have lots of projects going on at the camp and we have been undertaking constructions at great sacrifices and cost, and from the little realised from Public-Private Partnership (PPP)”.
The NYSC Ondo State boss praised the membership of the House of Assembly for the quality legislation which is impacting positively on the citizens and residents of the Sunshine State”.
The courtesy call had in attendance, the Deputy Speaker, the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader, the House Whip, Clerk of the House, and other House Committee Chairmen.