NYSC members refurbish abandoned borehole for Osun community
Corps members serving in Òkè-ìlà community in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State have put smiles on the faces of the people of the community by refurbishing two long abandoned boreholes in the community.
The projects, which were carried out on Thursday, were commissioned by the Orangun of Òkè-Ila, HRM, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin.
According to a statement by the NYSC, in Abuja yesterday, the monarch commended the corps members for their selfless contribution to the community, stating that their presence have 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 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,” the monarch said.
Ìba 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,” he said.
In her remarks, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Winifred Shokpeka, 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.
Shokpeka, who was represented by the Local Government Inspector, Mr Oniye Damilare, said this had made the corps members feel at home in the community.
She 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.