Service to mankind is built on making indelible impact on the society, the chairman of Akoko South-West local government area, Ondo State, Mr. Ibidapo Faseesin, has said.
Faseesin who is also an educationist made the assertion when he addressed corps members at Akoko, Ondo State.
He said the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, had made impact in the unification of the country more than any other programme.
“Gentlemen corps members, some of the patriotic Nigerians we served together some decades ago still keep in touch and we relate freely without reservations. This is made possible because NYSC is in place and without NYSC, I would not see beyond my geo-political zone.
“NYSC has built bridges across all the divides. Talk of integration, some corps members who served in a particular place or region have settled down there and are making decent living while inter-ethnic marriages have dispelled the misconceptions and myopic belief people had.”
The council boss encouraged the members of the service corps to establish relationship and make the impact that would outlive them and bring their people closer and united with people of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
“Let us play down the challenges we are facing as a nation. If we exhibit true and genuine love towards one another, the generation yet unborn will take the baton from us and acrimony will not have a place in our midst.”
Faseesin hinted that all the chairmen in Akoko division of the state had met and deliberated on how to support the laudable projects going on at the camp.
“It is noteworthy to inform the esteemed corps members seated and NYSC management that all the four chairmen in Akoko division of the Sunshine State have concluded arrangements to complement the state government to develop the camp.
“We have seen what the state government is doing in terms of renovation and construction of perimeter fence as well as the Camp Clinic and Orientation Broadcasting Service, OBS, Studio extension undertaken by the NYSC. In the next couple of weeks, our presence will be felt in the camp.”
The one time lecturer charged the corps members to abstain from any act that would be inimical to their focus and dreams.
He warned that they should eschew volatile utterances that could destroy the laudable efforts of the scheme.
In her brief remarks, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio, thanked the chairman for the words of advice to the corps members.
The coordinator, on behalf of the entire members of the service corps, promised to collaborate with the chairmen to achieve their dream for the scheme in Ondo State.