Traditional ruler in Ondo State assures NYSC of adequate protection

Oba Adeleke Adegbite-Adedoyin, the Owa Ale of Ikare-Akoko in Ondo State has assured the NYSC of adequate protection of its permanent orientation camp in the town.

Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin gave the assurance on Monday when the Ondo State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Victoria Ani, paid a courtesy visit to the palace in Ikare-Akoko.

The traditional ruler, who said that NYSC had become a beacon of hope to Nigeria as an entity, said that the scheme’s legacies should be sustained by traditional institutions.

Lauding the efforts of the founding fathers of the scheme, Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin said the NYSC, founded in 1973, had achieved more unity for Nigeria than any other scheme.

“I appeal to all corps members in the state to embrace the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development  programme of the NYSC to brighten their future.

“Corps members need to create jobs for themselves and become employers of labour. It is better to be an employer than to remain an employee.

“I believe that corps members can always make headways in any skills or vocations they embrace,’’ Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin said.

The traditional ruler also promised to interface between his community and the NYSC whenever the need arose.

Earlier, Mrs Ani, said she was in the palace to pay homage as the new NYSC coordinator in the “Sunshine State’’ and to seek the royal blessings of the Oba to succeed like her predecessors.

The state coordinator implored the royal father to encourage prominent sons and daughters of his kingdom to invest at the orientation camp.

“Your Majesty, NYSC Ondo State Permanent Orientation Camp is one of the oldest camps in the country and it would not be out of place if you as our father, can make a clarion call to established personalities in your domain to come over to the camp and assist us,’’ Ani said.

According to her, the NYSC will continue to rely on the wise counsel of royal fathers to lead the scheme in the right direction.

Mrs Ani also solicited the support the royal father “so that objectives of the scheme can be expressly achieved’’.


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