By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Governor Engr Segun Oni has said that his administration
would continue to give automatic employment to give automatic
employment to outstanding corps members who distinguish themselves
during the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) service year.

Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, said
in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that Governor Oni, while
playing host to the new NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Olayiwola Afolabi
Abiola in Ado-Ekiti Governor Oni said his administration had given
automatic employment to over 30 outstanding corps members in the last
three years.

While noting that the NYSC scheme has a crucial role to play in
development process of the state and the nation in view of high number
of skilled professionals who take part in the scheme every year , Oni
said concerted efforts should be made to optimally engage corps
members during the service year.

He disclosed that in its quest to make the NYSC permanent orientation
camp at Emure/Ise/Orun one of the best in the country, his
administration had in the last three years expended over N150
million on the renovation and provision of infrastructure at the

Oni, who described the NYSC scheme as a training ground for future
leaders as well as a platform for young graduates to make new and
life- long friends from every part of the nation recalled that a
product of the NYSC scheme from Edo State , Dr. John Omoboge who
served in the state in 1980 was appointed as a permanent secretary in
the state civil Service by his administration in 2008.

Earlier, the new NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Olayiwola Afolabi-Abiola
solicited the support of Governor Oni for the forth coming orientation
camp for the 2010 batch B corps members scheduled to hold between
July 6 and 26.