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2,300 Corps Members Complete National Service in Osun

By Maryam Olaniyi, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo
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No fewer than 2,300 corps members of the 2019 Batch 'A' in Osun State today completed their national service amidst jubilation and excitement.

The Passing-Out Ceremony took place at the Osogbo City Stadium and the corps members exhibited excellent parade display to the admiration of the important personalities that grace the occasion.

The State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola urged the corps members to shun all forms of social vices and pursue their life's aspiration and goals wisely.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, the governor charged the corps members to be employers of labour and not job seekers.

The NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Ayodele Adegoke disclosed that nine corps members absconded during the service year and that they would repeat their service.

He also said that seven corps members were given extension for various misconduct which contravenes the provisions of the NYSC Act.

Ayodele charged the corps members to look inwards and tap from their innate abilities and more especially the skills they were exposed to under the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme so as to be self-reliant.

He said "Do not despise little beginning but strive to make the best of every opportunity that comes your way and take solace in this common saying that little drops of water make a mighty ocean".

He urged them not to indulge in any form of criminal activities no matter how challenging the situation may be.

The NYSC cultural troops electrified the gathering with local drumbeat and trilling dance drama.

Six outstanding corps members received awards for the meritorious service in their places of primary assignment where they affected the lives of the community people positively.