Seriousness, Hard Work Will Determine Your Altitude – Ani To Ondo Corps Members

By Simeon Bankole

The NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani has declared that seriousness and hard work will determine how far corps members will go at perfecting skills learnt while in camp.

The State Coordinator made this known while drawing the curtains on the 2023 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko.

Mrs. Ani disclosed that post-camp training is slightly different from in-camp training as they have to go a mile to make sacrifices in terms of financial investment and time commitment to achieve what is good for them.

“Let me remind you that in-camp training was highly subsidised which means that you paid little or nothing to access the service, equipment and other materials needed to enhance your training. We have a good rapport and understanding with the Trainers/Facilitators and they would not exploit you.

“I want to use this medium to encourage you to perfect what you have learnt in the course of in-camp training. It is often said that Rome was not built in a day and I want to encourage you to take seriously the post-camp training which will assist you greatly in getting to your dream destination,” she said.

The NYSC Ondo State boss while disclosing that paid job is shrinking, advised the corps members to learn a skill that will stand them out among their contemporaries.

“Successful entrepreneurs like Otunba Mike Adenuga, Chief Femi Otedola, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Tony Elumelu started small and today, they are giants in their various endeavours and I want you to take the bull by the horn so that you will become successful entrepreneurs and employers of labour in no too distant future. Also, do not allow anything to distract you from this pathway to glory.”

The NYSC helmsman in Ondo, the Sunshine State admonished the corps members not to hesitate to contact their Local Government Inspector and SAED Schedule Officer if they are facing difficulties during post-camp training as this will assist and give them insight into what is happening and how best to tackle it.

“We are not going to leave you alone to your destiny after camp as we have set machinery in motion to monitor your activities and ensure that your plans materialize,” she concluded.

The Assistant Director/Head, SAED, Mr. Olugbenga Justus Adefehinti advised the corps members to take to all advice offered to them while in the camp which will surely be handy in helping them make informed decisions.

Mr. Adefehinti thanked all the Trainers/Facilitators for giving their best to the corps members despite the challenges encountered in sourcing the materials and the little discomfort they experienced with accommodation arrangements.

The Camp Director, Mr. Ojo Jonathan Kolawole admonished the corps members to work assiduously towards becoming personalities that the whole world will be proud of.

The Camp Director congratulated them for the successful completion of the in-camp training and told them to toe the path of honour during the service year.

At the end of the Inter-Platoon competition cum exhibition, corps members successfully competed for honours in Barbing, Cosmetology, Make-Over and Gele Tying.

In Barbing, Ayuba, Elisha Danladi with code number OD/23A/2720 came first while in Cosmetology, Oyibo, Zainab Baby, code number OD/23A/2221 beat others to win the silverware. In Make-Over, Ogagaroge, Rachael Akpevwe with code number OD/23A/2088 edged others to clinch the first position and in Gele-Tying, Onah, Joy Ifeoma, code number OD/23A/2223 outshined other contestants to be the overall winner.

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