Make welfare of Corps members paramount– Kwara Coordinator tells employers

NYSC Coordinator in Kwara, Mrs Esther Atamenwan has appealed to employers to make paramount welfare of corps members posted to serve in their establishments.

The coordinator made the appeal on Monday at the closing of the Batch ‘A’ orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Yikpata in Edu local government of the state.

“Let me at this point notify all our Corps employers that the optimum welfare of our Corps members is paramount to us.

“We shall not hesitate to repost any of our Corps members if we discover they are not taken care of, or are under-utilized,” the Coordinator added.

She also implored all Corps members to accept their posting in good faith and should desist from inducing their rejection for any reason; adding that failure to comply will attract serious sanction.

“My appeal to you is to settle down in your respective local government areas and contribute your quota to the development of our great nation through Community Development Service Projects (CDS).

“You are also encouraged to take up Skill acquisition ventures just as you have been exposed to during the course of the three weeks orientation,” Atamenwan said.

The Coordinator advised the Corps members to ensure proper acculturation and integration of their host communities, respect their cultures, traditions and steer clear of their taboos and local politics.

Mrs Atamenwan appreciated the Kwara State government for its support and appealed to the governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed to renovate the hostels and offices at the camp as requested by the NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Suleiman Kazaure during his visit to the camp.

The Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed in his address, charged the Corps members to make use of the skill acquisition trainings they were exposed during the orientation to be employers of labour rather than looking for white collar jobs.

The Governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Elder Ayobola Samuel congratulated the Corps members for the successful completion of the orientation.

Ahmed charged the Corps members to be humble, polite, and diligent in their places of primary assignments.

He assured the Corps members of adequate security during their primary assignments.

The Governor therefore called on all security agencies and traditional rulers to ensure that Corps members are given adequate security in their various places of primary assignments.

“Government will not hesitate to whip the big stick in any area found wanting as far as the security of the Corps members is concern in the state,” Ahmed added.

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