All outgoing and serving corps members in Orolu Local Government have been charged to be creative, self-reliant and independent instead of searching for white-collar jobs after service year.
This charge was given last week at the Kingdom hall by the executive chairman of Orolu local government council area, Hon Adekunle Benson during the Easter Picnic fiesta organised by the council for all serving and outgoing corps members in the local government area.
This is contained in a statement issued and released by his Media Assistant, Mr Alao Waheed.
Benson enjoined the corps members to assist government in reducing unemployment rate in the country, advising them to focus on skill acquisition, skill development and expertise that would make them to be job creators and self-dependent rather than job seekers.
According to him, “I will like to advise you all, to legitimately engage in anything that will make you to be self-employed, as white collar jobs are very scarce and even no longer available for almost all employable graduates,”said the council boss.
He further said, “I must also advise you that white-collar jobs are not even lucrative anymore, but you will conquer poverty once you are creative and engage in self-help jobs”.
He further charged the corps members to be hard working and contribute their quota to the educational development of students, state as well as the task of achieving a united, peaceful, and egalitarian society, noting that they are the future leaders of the nation, as he promised them unflinching support in any project or programme that would benefit people of the community they are serving.
In his remark, the Head Of Department of Community Development and Information, Alh Kasim commended the corps members for making remarkable impacts in education sector for the betterment of tomorrow’s leaders and for the development of the state, enjoining them to be hard working and serve as a good role model.
He said that securing automatic employment from the government or private organisations in the country is no longer automatic, saying that corps members need to learn something and become independent after the service.
While speaking, the local government inspector of the NYSC in Orolu, Mrs. Jimoh commended the local government authority for the laudable gesture, stating that the programme is the first of its kind to be held by the council.
She therefore congratulated the outgoing corps members for successfully passing through the four cardinal points of the scheme, Orientation, Primary Assignment, Community Development Service and Passing out, urging them to be diligent and innovative.
Speaking on behalf of the corps members, Mr Silvester thanked the local government authority especially the executive chairman of the council for everything he has been doing, promising that corps members would try and redouble their efforts at making students excel in their studies.
Dignitaries at the programme include; the vice chairman of Orolu local government, Hon Toyin Adeleke; Leader of the house, Hon Durodola Rafiu; his deputy, Hon Ganiyu Isiaka; the councillor representing Olufon ward 5, Hon Opeyemi Razaq; the council manager, Alhaja Nimotallahi Olagunju; councillors, Civil servants, political leaders and members among others.