National Youths Service Corps members serving in Òkè-ila community in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State, South West Nigeria have put smiles on the faces of the people of the community by refurbishing two long abandoned boreholes in the community.
The project which was carried out on Thursday was commissioned by the Orangun of Òkè-Ila, HRM, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin.
Oba Abolarin commended the Corps members for their selfless contribution to the community stating that their presence has always been a great source of motivation and inspiration for the youths and children in the community.
“You have indeed shown to me and my people that the NYSC Scheme is not a sham and that your training was indeed worthwhile.
Aside your imparting knowledge in our children in the classrooms, you have surprised us further by working towards making portable water available for our people.
You have done well”, he said.
Ọba Abolarin added that the people had given up hope of ever getting portable water from the boreholes because it had been abandoned for a very long time.
He appreciated the scheme for believing in the unity of the nation and working towards achieving it.
“Most of the Corps members who have carried out one project or the other are mostly from different states, tribes and climes but the scheme succeeds in bringing them together and they as a team work in harmonious symphony to achieve the mandates of the NYSC”.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Winifred Shokpeka, who was represented by the Local Government Inspector, Mr Oniye Damilare appreciated the Orangun of Oke-Ila and the good people of the community for the warm reception accorded the corps members when they first resumed, this, according to him, had made them feel at home in the community.
He stated that based on the training received by the members, it was expedient for them to reciprocate the hospitality of the people by leaving a positive landmark such as they had done.
The programme also had in attendance the LGIs of Ejigbo and Isokan local government, Mr Akin Owoseni and Mr Rotimi Onatade respectively.
Corps members refurbish boreholes in Osun State