Batch b volunteers corps (opening)Document Transcript
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR Speech Delivered by Her Excellency Mrs. ‘Funmi OLAYINKA Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria, At the Opening Ceremony of the Second Batch Group B 2,500 Volunteer Corps at the NYSC Camp, Ise-Emure on Tuesday October 11, 2011.PROTOCOLSIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the openingceremony of another Volunteers training programme,scheduled to run in this camp for the next ten days.You will recall that we were here between June 24 andJuly 3, 2011 for the first batch where 2, 500 of our youthswere engaged. This event would have being held before nowbut for the need for us to allow our Muslim brothers andsisters to observe the holy month of Ramadan.Permit me to congratulate the volunteers, their DirectorGeneral, Board and the Management of the State JobCreation and Employment Agency for being part of this“Rescue Mission”.1 | Page Speech at the Opening Ceremony of Training for theSecond Batch of the Volunteer Corps on October 11, 2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORThe data available about the unemployed phenomenon inNigeria is scary. The statistician General of the Federation,Mr. Yemi Kale put the number of Nigerians out of job at 32.5million.Corroborating his assertion on the menace ofunemployment, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria,Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi put the youth unemploymentrate in Nigeria at 41 percent of the population. You will agreewith me that we are sitting on a keg of gun powder ifsomething drastic is not done to stem this tide. We have tocombat unemployment especially when we all realize thatthere is a potent synergy between unemployment andpoverty. We must therefore tackle decisively, this menace ofunemployment.2 | Page Speech at the Opening Ceremony of Training for theSecond Batch of the Volunteer Corps on October 11, 2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORIt is heart warming to note that all the first batch volunteershave been engaged in different sectors of the state economy.Many were deployed to Ministries/Parastatals, some asCommunity Development Agents (CDA) and others aspioneer staffs of the State Transport Management Agency.The agrarian potentials of the state will be revolutionized toaccommodate many of our unemployed youths andunderemployed adults. Skill upgrading through collaborationwith the private sector, NGOs and internationalorganizations will be explored to bring life more abundant toour people.Gentlemen and ladies of the Volunteer Corps, “the taste ofthe pudding is in the eating”, I challenge you to settle downto serious business in the next ten days of this retreat. It is aonce in a life time opportunity if you can look beyond the3 | Page Speech at the Opening Ceremony of Training for theSecond Batch of the Volunteer Corps on October 11, 2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORsurface and key-in to the intellectual template of theprogramme, I assure you your life will never remain thesame.Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I have thehonour and the privilege to declare this leadership trainingopen to the glory of God Almighty and the benefit of ourpeople.Thank you and God bless.H.E. MRS. ‘FUNMI OLAYINKADEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, NIGERIAOctober 11, 20114 | Page Speech at the Opening Ceremony of Training for theSecond Batch of the Volunteer Corps on October 11, 2011.