OKADA – Edo State Governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole has charged employers of labour in public and private sectors not to reject corps members posted to them for the one year mandatory national service.
Speaking at the closure of the 2011 batch ‘B’ Orientation course of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC in Okada, Edo State, the Governor noted that the corps members should be welcomed and adequately exposed to the various establishments for them to acquire the much needed experience to prepare them for future challenges.
Represented by the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, and Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Miss Iziegbe Evbuomwan, Ohiomhole said the scheme had since its establishment, proved to be a veritable tool for nation-building, noting its relevance to all sectors of the economy.
While reiterating his administration’s zeal to complete the Permanent Orientation Camp in no distant time, the Governor added that the state government was ready to partner with NYSC to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the scheme.
While expressing optimism that the corps members will be well received by the people of Edo State, the Governor enjoined them to reciprocate the kind gestures and goodwill of the people by living peacefully and contribute to the socio-economic development of their host communities. He added that outstanding corps members will be rewarded at the end of the service year as had been the practice.