GOV. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday gave some palliatives to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state.
Akeredolu, who was represented by the Chairman, Ondo State Palliative Committee, Pastor Akinola Olotu said that the government would not waver in its responsibility to the scheme.
The items presented include rice, beans, yam, eggs, vegetable oil, beverages, condiments, bread, and drinks.
Akeredolu said that the corps members had displayed the true meaning of patriotism and nationalism.
“Of a truth, our administration purposed to give palliatives to the poorest of the poor in all the 18 Local Governments that make up the state, but the exemplary services rendered by the members of the service corps to fight the novel virus should not go unrewarded,” he said.
The governor lauded the patriotic service of the corps members to the nation, especially at the challenging times of battling to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
He acknowledged their production and donation of antiseptic hand sanitisers and face masks to the state government, hospitals, institutions, the vulnerable and indigent people across the state.
According to him, the present administration in the Sunshine State values the youth and will ensure they are encouraged to remain productive for the overall interest of the state.
The governor said that the state was the first in the nation to visit hospitals and gave succour to patients, especially the pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as the sick and those recuperating.
In her brief remarks, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio, said that she was not surprised at the kind gesture of the governor.
She said that he had shown himself to be a purposeful and dynamic administrator since he took the mantle of leadership in the state three years ago.
Akpabio said that the positive disposition of Akeredolu toward NYSC facilitated the construction of perimeter fence round the permanent orientation camp at Ikare-Akoko, which had warded off those encroaching on the land
“Mr governor also released a substantial amount of money to the scheme last year as a state subvention, which had been stopped long before he became the governor.
“Let me thank the chairman and members of the palliative committee for accommodating and factoring in the corps members into their plans,” she said.
A representative of the corps members, Mr Onyenwe Obumnene described Akeredolu as a loving and caring father to the corps members.
He prayed that God would grant Akeredolu wisdom to pilot the affairs of the state and lead the citizens to the promised land. (NAN)
– May 27, 2020 @ 16:45 GMT |