25th October, 2010
About 1,800 corps members have been deployed to Ekiti State to participate in theÂ batch â€œCâ€ orientation exercise, scheduled to begin next week, an official of theÂ state directorate of the NYSC, has said.
Mrs. Funso Olusoji, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the directorate, disclosedÂ this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ise-Emure inÂ Ise-Orun Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Olusoji explained that out of the 1,800 corps members, 300 corps members wereÂ deployed from Lagos State to participate in the three weeks orientation exercise.
“No fewer than 1,800 corps members, including 300 dislodged members from LagosÂ State have been deployed to Ekiti State for the batch â€œCâ€ orientation exercise,Â which will commence on Oct. 25, at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp inÂ Ise-emure,â€™â€™ she said.
Olusoji said that the swearing-in of the corps members would hold on Oct. 27, andÂ would be presided over by Justice Silas Oyewole, the Acting Chief Judge of theÂ state.
She gave assurance that the directorate had put in place necessary measures toÂ ensure the safety of lives and properties of corps members deployed to the state.
“Besides, the host and neighbouring communities are very friendly and hospitableÂ and are even supporting the directorate in ensuring a hitch-free orientationÂ exercise and a peaceful service year for the corps members,â€ Olusoji said.
She commended traditional rulers in the area for their efforts at sensitising corpsÂ members on the culture and traditions of the people, adding “we will be asking forÂ more of their co-operation in the days ahead.â€