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NYSC Under Serious Insecurity Threat – Olubadan

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NYSC Under Serious Insecurity Threat - Olubadan

Yoruba monarch, Olubadàn of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun, said National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, is under serious insecurity.

This is coming from the monarch as insecurity continue to pose threat on the country.

A statement issued by the monarchs media aide, Dele Ogunsola, indicated that Oba Balogun, said this while playing host to the management team of the NYSC in Oyo State, on Friday, at his residence, Alarere Ibadan.

Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, NYSC Coordinator in Oyo State, led the management team on the courtesy visit to the monarch.

In his statement, Oba Balogun affirmed that the state of insecurity is speedily eroding the noble idea and objective of the founding fathers of NYSC, which, according to him, remain one of the best attempts at unifying the country.

He called on the Federal Government to put more efforts in the fight against insecurity.

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“Today, an average parent would not want his or her child to go far away from the home state in the name of national service because of the fear of the unknown which was unheard of in the years past.

“The gains of the NYSC scheme are too precious to be discarded on the altar of insecurity,” he said.

Olubadàn, however, promised his support and cooperation for the NYSC management in the state towards sustaining its objectives.

He admomished corps members currently serving in the state to make the best use of the opportunity and hospitality of their host communities to advance national unity.

In her remarks, the Oyo State NYSC Coordinator said the visit was to felicitate Oba Balogun on his ascension to the throne of his forefathers.

Ogbuogebe explained achievements recorded by NYSC across the country as well as the various interventions being made in the critical sectors of the national life, including education and health.

She lauded Governor Seyi Makinde led-Oyo state government for what she described as its relentless cooperation, also enjoined Oba Balogun “to see the scheme as your baby too.”

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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