Osun Corps Members Pass Out In Low-Key Ceremony
The Osun National Youth Service Corps Management on Thursday organised a very low-key passing out ceremony for the passing out batch “C” members of the programme.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony, which held at the multipurpose hall of the NYSC in Ede, was solely a management affair as no state government official or representative was in attendance.
Speaking with NAN, the state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Abada Okpiroro, said the low-key ceremony was carried out due to the security challenges in some parts of the country and the fear of the Ebola virus disease.
He said the management of the NYSC in Abuja gave him the directive to hold a low-key ceremony due to the security challenges facing the country in consonance with affected states.
He however said the NYSC had given the out-going corps’ members the kind of mental, moral supports and training needed during their service year to face the challenges of life ahead of them.
“We have trained the corps’ members during their one year national service programme and we believe they will apply what they have learned to better improve themselves and the society.” he said
He said the corps’ members had acquired vocational training during the service year and should apply what they had learned to be productive and not be parasites on their parents.
He charged the passing out members to be productive and stay out of trouble as they rejoined the larger society.