Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State, Ayodele Adegoke, has charged youth Corps members to render selfless service that would aid development in their host communities.
He gave the charge at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ede during the official closing of the 2021 batch B stream 1 orientation course for new corps members.
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The 1,830 corps members comprising 770 male and 1,060 female participants completed the orientation course and were exposed to various skills to enable them to become employers of labour rather than job seekers.
Adegoke urged corps members posted to rural communities to go there and make a meaningful impact rather than lobbying to be in the urban centres.
“I enjoin you to accept your postings in good faith. Do not lobby to be in the urban centres alone putting the rural communities at a disadvantage. Your service will go a long way in enlightening and opening up the rural communities for more development thereby putting them at par with their urban counterparts with the passage of time.
“Be the bridge to close up the gap between them and the larger society. Be the Beacon of change and hope that you are meant to be to the people of your host communities and posterity will surely reward you for being that,” he noted.