Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has advised the 2017 Batch ‘B’ corps members deployed to the State to focus on capacity building to develop the country.
Speaking at Swearing in Ceremony of the 2017 Batch B Corps Members posted to Osun held at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede on Thursday, Governor Aregbesola also decried the situation in which Nigerian Institutions only focus on certificate rather than skill acquisition.
He said, “You all will agree with me, that there is a need for focus on capacity building activities in our nation. The focus of our institutions has been on certification instead of skill enhancement and development of knowledge and competencies.
Aregbesola stressed that “This has compromised the quality of education. But, the National Youth Service Corps through the skill acquisition program has over the years provided a platform for the Nigerian graduates to develop skills and competencies capable of making you self reliant.”
“Individual success, however desirable and coveted, is not enough in itself. You have to be socially useful, innovative and have a multidisciplinary approach to do yourselves and the country proud.”
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Empowerment and Youth Engagement, Mrs. Adetoun Adegboyega also commended the management and staff of NYSC in the state under the coordinator, Emmanuel Attah.
Attah in his remarks stated that out of 2,347 Corps Members mobilized for Batch ‘B’ 2017 in the State of Osun, 1,185 participants are male, 1,162 female while 45 have been granted instant relocation out of the State on marital and health grounds.
Attah told the corps members to be active players in nation building with their call up as an opportunity to contribute their quota to the socio economic growth of the country.
His words”I want you to see your mobilization as an opportunity to contribute your quota to the socioeconomic growth of our nation. Imbibe the mindset of what you can do for others and the nation at large.”
“There is no entity called “Nigeria”, we are Nigeria; unless we set aside our differences and see ourselves first as Nigerians before anything else, the nation will continue to wallow in obscure darkness. The camp is a mini Nigeria; were all tribes, religion and interest are represented, therefore, learn to live in love and be tolerant.”