The Olubadàn of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun, has acknowledged that the age-long and laudable goals of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps is underneath critical risk because of insecurity pervading the nation.
A press release issued by the Olubadàn media aide, Mr Dele Ogunsola, indicated that Oba Balogun, acknowledged this whereas internet hosting the administration staff of the NYSC in Oyo State, on Friday, at his residence, Alarere Ibadan.
The NYSC Coordinator in Oyo State, Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, led the administration staff on the courtesy go to to the Oludadan.
In his assertion, Oba Balogun asserted that the extent of insecurity is shortly eroding the noble thought and goal of the founding fathers of the scheme, which, based on him, stay the most effective makes an attempt at unifying the nation.
He known as on the Federal Authorities to place extra efforts within the battle towards insecurity.
“As we speak, a median mother or father wouldn’t need his or her little one to go distant from the house state within the title of nationwide service due to the worry of the unknown which was exceptional within the years previous.
“The positive aspects of the NYSC scheme are too treasured to be discarded on the altar of insecurity,” he stated.
Olubadàn, nonetheless, promised his assist and cooperation for the NYSC administration within the state in direction of sustaining its goals.
He additionally enjoined corps members presently serving within the state to make the perfect use of the chance and hospitality of their hosts to advance nationwide unity.
In her remarks, the NYSC State Coordinator stated the go to was to felicitate Oba Balogun on his ascension to the throne.
Ogbuogebe reeled out quite a few achievements of the scheme throughout the nation in addition to the assorted interventions being made within the essential sectors of the nationwide life, together with training and well being.
She applauded the Oyo state authorities for what she described as its unflinching cooperation, whereas additionally interesting to Oba Balogun “to see the scheme as your child too.”