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NYSC tasks employers on welfare, security of corps members in Kogi



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Mrs Biodun Olobukola, Ag. Director, North Central Area Office, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has challenged employers to take welfare and security of serving corps members very crucial and paramount.

The director, who gave the challenge during Kogi Annual Corps Employers Workshop at the Government House, Lokoja, described the corps members as “precious assets to the Nigerian nation.”

It was reported that the theme of this year’s corps employers’ workshop, “Tackling emerging challenges in corps administration through NYSC/Stakeholders’ Participation,” was well tackled by two resource persons including the State Co-ordinator, Mrs Mofoluwaso Williams.

Olobukola said that 2023 corps employers workshop was a platform for the exchange of ideas and a “veritable avenue for the improvement of the quality of service delivery.

She explained that the two papers delivered by seasoned resource persons, were meant to raise germane issues in the efforts at improving the achieving the goals of the NYSC preditated upon national development.

Represented by her assistant, Mr. A. Abdullazeez, she urged participants to listen keenly to the resource persons and contribute meaningfully, to gain better insight in resolving challenges as quickly as possible.

She also urged them to always channel same to the realization of a mutually beneficial goal.

“The efforts of the state government in providing an enabling environment for the smooth operation of the NYSC in the state is without doubt most encouraging.

I therefore, express my gratitude to Gov. Yahaya Bello, for his kindness towards the scheme.

She commended the NYSC Director General, Brig.-Gen. Y.D Ahmed, for his efforts at ensuring the best practices in the operations of the NYSC, most especially in the area of security and welfare as well as the technological development of the corps members.

The director also appreciated the great efforts of state coordinators in the North Central area.

Dr Grace Gunwa, in her paper, “Communication, an effective tool in achieving set goals,” advised corps members to always ask questions on anything or issue they did not understand in order to succeed.

“As a new person in a new environment, it is very necessary for one to learn, through interaction with persons in the new environment, their culture, tradition, and general way of life alongside any other assignment allotted the person.

“But Sadly some persons either through arrogance and “I know it all” attitude, fail to understand the importance of effective communication as a tool for achieving goal set for them or which they set for themselves and thereafter end up in serious disaster,” she said.

She added: “We should all endeavour to see that correct and effective communication is very essential and necessary in every aspect of a man’s life.

Earlier, Mofoluwaso, state NYSC Co-ordinator, said that with determination, commitment and resilience, the burden would be very light.

She noted that employers could overcome challenges with corps members by organising a first meeting between newly engaged members with the staff or leadership, to do a climate setting where the newbies would be introduced to the organization in its fullness.

“Expose corps members to the vision, mission statements, standard attained by the organizations and the goals set for achievement as well as restrictions and discipline amongst others,” she said.

The state coordinator said that what the scheme was desirous of the service was to train the corps members to visionary and powerful leaders of tomorrow for the desired growth and development of Nigeria.

It was reported that the event was climaxed with issuance of various degrees of award to deserving employers and other stakeholders that distinguished themselves in promoting the NYSC scheme.


Thompson Yamput

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