Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday said his administration will continue to priotize the security and welfare of corps members deployed to the State.

Besides, the Governor also charged corps members to cultivate a healthy relationship with their host communities and refrain from engaging in local politics.

He disclosed this at the closing ceremony/Terminal Parade of 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members, held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East.

Akeredolu, represented by his Deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, admonished corps members to also be an agent of change by impacting positively on their host communities.

“The orientation is primarily meant to equip you in order to have a better understanding of the operations of the scheme. It is also to toughen and prepare you physically and mentally to meet the challenges ahead, especially in your new found culture and environment.

” The NYSC, in its struggle to ensure national development, has been instilling the value of patriotism, integrity, hard work, unity amongst corps members during the orientation exercise.

“In addition, values that will always come handy during and after your service year have been entrenched in the course of contents.

“I encourage you to contribute to the socio-economic and political development of Ondo State, as you are the hope this country has. Strive to put in your best and contribute productively in whatever sector if the economy you might be posted,” he said.

In an interview, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Grace Akpabio thanked the state government for always improving facilities at the camp.

Akpabio advised the corps members to be good ambassadors to their host communities.

A minute silence was observed for a corps member,Ibrahim Okanlawon that died in a boat mishap at Agadagba-Obon,in Ese-Odo local government area of the state during last month’s State Assembly election.