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  • News - South West - Osun
  • Updated: March 06, 2024

Prioritise innovation, entrepreneurship skills — Adeleke charges corps members 

Prioritise innovation, entrepreneurship skills — Adeleke c

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has admonished members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC,  posted to the state to prioritise innovation and entrepreneurship skills.

This is as the governor also urged the corps members to actively engage with the communities to which they will be posted to for the compulsory one year service.

This admonition was contained Adeleke's address at the terminal parade and official closing ceremony of the 2024 Batch A Stream 1 orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ede.

Adeleke who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye also urged the corps members to think outside the box and create opportunities where none existed.

In his words, "I also implore you to prioritise innovation and entrepreneurship in your endeavors. The future belongs to those who are willing to think outside the box and create opportunities where none exist. As young and dynamic individuals, you have the power to drive positive change and shape the future of our country.

"I urge you to actively engage with the communities you serve, listen to their needs and work in collaboratively towards sustainable solutions. Your service year presents a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those around you. Let the core values of the NYSC guide you as you prepare to embark on this noble journey of nation building."

The governor also urged them to embrace diversity, foster unity and promote peace.

"Remember, that you are not just ambassadors of your States or regions but also ambassadors of our great nation, Nigeria"

On his part, the Osun NYSC State Coordinator, Agbor Ndoma Obim charged the corps members to take advantage of the skills they acquired during their orientation to become self reliant and contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country.

Obim also charged the corps members to approach their service year with a sense of purpose, enthusiasm and dedication.

He urged them to "remember that you are not just serving your communities but contributing to its unity.

"Remember that you are not just serving your communities but contributing to the unity and progress of our beloved country, Nigeria. Ensure you discharge your duties at your places of primary assignment with utmost sense of duty and be committed to the ethics of the organization you are posted to."

A total number of 1126 corps members were deployed to the state comprising of 573 males and 553 females.

Also, 1097 dislodged from Lagos State were also deployed to the state for the three weeks orientation course.

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