Ondo Govt. Set To Rehabilitate Facilities Of NYSC Orientation Camp
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said his administration is determined to upgrade the facilities at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare Akoko.
Akeredolu said the state government is embarking on a massive rehabilitation of the infrastructure on the camp to make it a befitting edifice.
According to him, the government will be reconstructing the perimeter fence round the whole camp while new hostels will be built and old ones renovated.
The Governor expressed displeasure over the state of facilities at the camp describing it as grossly poor and not benefitting the status of the state as an oil producing one.
Akeredolu made this known through the Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde during an inspection tour of facilities on the camp.
Governor Akeredolu who was represented by the Secretary to the state government charged the corps members to use their coming together to learn about the ideals and diverse culture of Nigeria and make new friends, get a better understanding of the country and devote time to reflect their plans for both the service and post-service years life.
He also assured them of the peace loving and accommodating the life of the good people of Ondo State as well as government’s determination to make their stay in the Sunshine State a memorable and interesting one.
The governor also charged them to live up to the scheme’s objective of fostering national unity, love, harmony and productive integration across the country.
In his address at the occasion, the Acting Chairman of NYSC Governing Board in Ondo State, Mr Emmanuel Adelayi, assured the new corps members that the state government is giving a top priority to their welfare and safety.
Adelayi also assured them that the Governing Board will ensure that they are posted to areas where their services will be most needed.
He, however, implored them to make humility, discipline, and commitment their watchwords.
On his own, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Sunday Robert Aroni requested the assistance of the state government in the renovation of the camp to bring it to a standard level.
He also called on local governments in the state to make their presence felt in the camp by erecting structures which will be named after them.