Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has advised corps members to key into the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for their self reliance.
Akeredolu gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the 2017 NYSC Batch 'A' Stream II orientation programme (NYSC) held in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.
The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, said one of the challenges facing the country was corruption, and charged the corps members to embrace the recently launched 'change begins with me' programme of the Federal Government.
He also charged them to accept their posting in good fate and reiterated his government's resolve to their welfare and security all through the service year.
"Always bear in mind that your service is needed in every sector of the state. I charge you to go into their midst,interact with them freely and respect their tradition.
" We shall create an enabling and conducive environment for the scheme to operate in the state and equally provide necessary welfare packages as the security and safety of corps members are our priority," he said.
Acting Chairman of the State NYSC Governing Board, Gbenga Adelayi said the policy of government not to reject corps members posted to any of its ministries and agencies is still in place.
The State NYSC Coordinator, James Aroni said a total of 1880 corps members were deployed to the 18 local government area of the state.