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FG To Improve NYSC Camps Nationwide

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Joel Ajayi

The Honourable Minister of State for Youth Development has assured corps members of the readiness of the federal government to improve the condition of NYSC orientation camps across the nation.

The Minister gave the assurance during an unscheduled visit to the NYSC orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State on Tuesday 28th November, 2023.

Hon. Olawande bemoaned the deplorable condition of some NYSC camps nationwide, pledging to engage with all relevant authorities to transform   Kwara State orientation camp and others nationwide.

Mr. Olawande apologized to corps members over the deplorable condition of their camps, describing it as an unacceptable situation that must be looked into by all relevant stakeholders

The Minister thanked them for their resilience, pledging that the Tinubu administration would not fail them.

“If I can be a Minister, you all can become whatever you wish to be, and the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue to encourage young people, and putting youth in charge of youth affairs is just one such encouragement”. He said.

“Where do you go from here? How do you live decent lives as a graduate? These are some of the questions the Tinubu administration will answer for the youth. We’ll not fail you,” the Minister added.

In his remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Kwara State, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa expressed his happiness over the minister’s visit, describing it as a morale booster.

“We are happy with the visit of the Hon. Minister of State for Youth Development and equally excited with the prospects of his pledge to rejig the NYSC and improve its operations, especially as it concerns the camp facilities.” He said.

Before leaving the camp, the minister interacted with the corps members amid cheers. Olawande also visited the Mami market, where he bought some food items that were shared with them. The Minister also inspected the kitchen, hostels, and clinic.

The Honourable Minister of State for Youth Development has assured corp members of the readiness of the federal government to improve the condition of NYSC orientation camps across the nation.

The Minister gave the assurance during an unscheduled visit to the NYSC orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State on Tuesday 28th November, 2023.

Hon. Olawande bemoaned the deplorable condition of some NYSC camps nationwide, pledging to engage with all relevant authorities to transform Kwara State orientation camp and others nationwide.

Mr. Olawande apologized to corps members over the deplorable condition of their camps, describing it as an unacceptable situation that must be looked into by all relevant stakeholders

The Minister thanked them for their resilience, pledging that the Tinubu administration would not fail them.

“If I can be a Minister, you all can become whatever you wish to be, and the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue to encourage young people, and putting youth in charge of youth affairs is just one such encouragement”. He said.

“Where do you go from here? How do you live decent lives as a graduate? These are some of the questions the Tinubu administration will answer for the youth. We’ll not fail you,” the Minister added.

In his remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Kwara State, Mr. Onifade Olaoluwa expressed his happiness over the minister’s visit, describing it as a morale booster.

“We are happy with the visit of the Hon. Minister of State for Youth Development and equally excited with the prospects of his pledge to rejig the NYSC and improve its operations, especially as it concerns the camp facilities.” He said.

Before leaving the camp, the minister interacted with the corps members amid cheers. Olawande also visited the Mami market, where he bought some food items that were shared to them. The Minister also inspected the kitchen, hostels, and clinic.

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Leadership: Power Rotation in Edo State will bring more Unity, fairness-Edo Vibrant Volunteers

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Jeph Ajayi
A group known  as Edo Vibrant Volunteers has called for a rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state saying that  the rotation  will no doubt  promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


In statement jointly signed by Amb Charity OsagieCoordinator, Prince Smart Okosun Dep. Leader, Chief Mrs Lilian Efe Secretary, Dr. Mrs Edith Okojie Woman Leader and Chief Emsaun IkaMember on Tuesday.


According to the statement,  we write to respectfully express our perspective regarding the issue of power rotation in our esteemed state. 


“While we deeply respect your position and the traditions that have guided our community for generations, we believe it is essential to consider the broader principles of democracy and inclusivity in governance.


“As we strive for progress and development in our state, it is crucial to ensure that every segment of our society feels represented and empowered. 


“Power rotation serves as a mechanism to foster inclusivity and equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of their background or affiliation.


“By rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state, we can promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


“This approach also allows for the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, which are essential for sustainable development and social cohesion.”


The statement added that “Furthermore, embracing the principle of power rotation aligns with the values of democracy and participatory governance, where the voice of every individual matters and contributes to the collective welfare of our society. 


“It fosters transparency, accountability, and the ability to address the diverse needs and concerns of our people effectively.


“We understand that change can be challenging, especially when it involves longstanding traditions and beliefs. However, we believe that embracing diversity and adaptability is essential for the progress and prosperity of our state. 


“By embracing power rotation, we can move forward as a more united and inclusive community, where every citizen has the opportunity to contribute to our shared success.
“We respectfully urge the good citizens of Edo State to reconsider their stance on this matter and to engage in open dialogue with stakeholders from all walks of life. 


“Together, we can work towards a future where our state thrives as a shining example of democracy, fairness, and unity.


“Thank you for considering our perspective, and we  look forward to a lasting solution that will foster the growth of our State. Thus a new Edo is possible”

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