NYSC Commissions Environmental Vanguards
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says over Two Hundred Thousand Corps members would henceforth participate in the Environmental Sanitation Exercise observed monthly across the country.
Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, stated this at the flag off ceremony of the ‘NYSC/State Government Collaboration on Environmental Sanitation’ held in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Brig. Gen Olawumi disclosed that the corps members would not only serve as environmental vanguards to enlightening the populace on dangers inherent in improper waste disposal but also educate them on the implication of dirty environments.
He added that the corps members would be taught skills on how to construct and maintain incinerators as well as turning recycle wastes into wealth.
The NYSC boss also expressed appreciation to the Ondo State government for its commitment and readiness to partner the scheme on the initiative which would go a long way in adding value to the society.
Earlier, the State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko revealed that environmental cleanness has been a great challenge to government at all levels.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, CoS, Dr. Kola Ademujimi, Mimiko assured the scheme of his government partnership in ensuring the sustainability of the initiative.
The Governor, However, charged the corps members to key into the idea and ensure they render their best with an assurance to reward diligence among them.
Bekehimi Idiahre, Commissioner for Youth Affairs and Chairman Governing Board of the State National Youth Service Corps said the initiative would complement activities of National Youth Service Corps environmental sanitation group in all states of the federation.
Mr. Sola Ebiseni, the commissioner for environment applauded the scheme for choosing the state to pilot the exercise which he noted is in recognition of the state’s commitment to cleanliness.
On his part, Mr. Bode Famose, the State Directorate of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, hinted that the initiative would complement government programme and campaign on healthy environment.