A FAREWELL ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, DR. KAYODE FAYEMI, AT THE PASSING-OUT CEREMONY OF  THE 2010 BATCH ‘C’...
 and attitudinal change of                  the students immediatelythey get mobilized for the NYSC is clearly evident.May...
 citizenry on the menace of                HIV/AIDS,        environmentalsustainability and other activities to keep the M...
 I have the assurances that                 the Federal government iscommitted to improving the lives of the citizens as a...
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Governor fayemi's address at the passing out ceremony of the 2010 batch ‘c’ corp members

  1. 1.   A FAREWELL ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, DR. KAYODE FAYEMI, AT THE PASSING-OUT CEREMONY OF THE 2010 BATCH ‘C’ CORP MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO EKITISTATE ON TUESDAY, 4TH OCTOBER 2011, AT CHRIST SCHOOL, ADO EKITIPROTOCOLSI am happy to be here today to rejoice with our outgoing 2010Batch ‘C’ Corps members who have successfully completed themandatory one-year of meritorious service to our dear country inEkiti state. As the stage is now set for your eventual dischargefrom the national service, your reflections on the service would nodoubt amount to the actualization of your dreams.Your stay in Ekiti State, this last one year, must have exposedyou to life challenges and new experiences in your different fieldsof pursuit and host communities. I enjoin you all to strive hard tobuild upon the bonds of unity you have established here.I like to commend the NYSC Scheme for the targeted paradigmshift in the mindset of young Nigerian graduates in theconsideration of other groups apart from the ones they have beenused to since childhood. As a matter of fact, the transformation 1    
  2. 2.  and attitudinal change of the students immediatelythey get mobilized for the NYSC is clearly evident.May I also seize this opportunity to congratulate Brigadier GeneralOkore-Affia on his well deserved appointment as the 15th ChiefExecutive of the NYSC. It is my sincere wish and prayer that Godwill help the new helmsman in steering the ship of this greatScheme.I like to note with satisfaction that Ekiti State has always had thebenefit of having hardworking, visionary and courageous Corpsmembers deployed to her. Members of this Batch have againsucceeded in building on the enviable records of theirpredecessors. I salute your patriotism and doggedness.Gentlemen corps members, you would recall that on arrival in theState a year ago, you were told that Ekiti people haveunquenchable passion for Education. I am happy that theavailable information at my disposal confirmed your contributionsto improvement in the sector. Your indelible marks would beremembered by the good people of Ekiti state.Of equal significance also are your contributions to differentcommunity development services in the state, most especially inthe areas of primary health care delivery, sensitization of the 2    
  3. 3.  citizenry on the menace of HIV/AIDS, environmentalsustainability and other activities to keep the MillenniumDevelopment Goals alive.Fellow compatriots, as you are ushered into another phase ofyour lives after this ceremony and subsequent discharge from theservice, I want you to know that Nigeria is blessed with abundantnatural resources which, if tapped and converted to finishedgoods, are capable of making this nation great.I encourage you therefore to open your eyes wide to discoverthese vast opportunities which abound in your environment.Instead of joining the army of unemployed graduates, I chargeyou to exploit the goldmine inherent in agriculture,manufacturing, mining and rendering of social services amongother business ventures. Be pushful, innovative, determined andwell focused. I want you to take advantage of available loans forsmall or medium scale businesses. At this juncture, I will adviseyou not to despise small beginnings because the great names inall successful human endeavours started from somewhere usuallysmall. 3    
  4. 4.  I have the assurances that the Federal government iscommitted to improving the lives of the citizens as all machineriesare being employed to move the nation towards the frontiers ofsustainable development. As future leaders of our country, youtoo have roles to play in the realization of these lofty aspirations.In the course of the service year, some of you went the extrakilometre in contributing their quota to the development of EkitiState. On behalf of the government and people of Ekiti state, Isay a big thank you and pray that God will reward you all.For those who have been adjudged outstanding in theircontributions right from the Orientation through the PrimaryAssignment and in rendering life touching CommunityDevelopment Services, you will be conferred with the PrestigiousState Honours Award. To this group I extend an invitation toplease join us in our efforts at building a more virile, progressiveand prosperous Ekiti State.Once again I congratulate you all on the successful completion ofyour service year and pray that God will continue to bless yourendeavours and protect you from every scourge.Thanks God bless. 4    

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