Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel, has called on Youths to see education as a foundation for self actualisation. This, he said would stimulate their thinking and propel them to break new grounds to enable them cope with the challenges of today’s dynamic society.
The Governor made the call at a Variety Night organised for the Batch ‘B’ National Youth Service Corp members, at the State Orientation Camp, Nsit Atai Local Government Area.
He observed that the dynamic nature of today’s society is dictated by ideas rather than certificates and that it has become expedient for graduates to look beyond their fields of specialization in their quest to make ends meet.
He explained that Man’s rise to greatness is shrouded in segments which he identified as foresight, insight and hindsight and advised the Corp members that as they have left their comfort zones to take up their destinies, it behove on them to be guided by the believe that their attitude would determine their altitude of breakthrough in all their endeavours.
Governor Emmanuel therefore used the occasion to advised the Corp members to leave indelible footprint in their places of primary assignment and mentor other youths to embrace education stating that windows of opportunity abound for them to acquire skills that would sustain them and make them employers of labour.
The Commissioner for Youth And Sports Mr Monday Uko, who set the tone for the night of interaction, said that the event was put up to enable the Corp members unwind from the hectic camp activities.
He thanked the Governor for keeping to his promise to update facilities at the Camp and stated that work on the hostel block and toilet facilities have reached advanced stages of completion.
He particularly commended the NYSC officials for dedication to duty as well as the Corp members for their high sense of maturity during their stay in the Camp and charged them to exhibit such sense of self probity in their assigned places of service.
Earlier, the NYSC State Cordinator Lady Ngozi Chukwuka, spoke on the youth friendly disposition of the Governor describing him as the father of the Youths. She expressed appreciation to the Governor for his decision to provide additional facilities in the Orientation Camp.
The State Coordinator noted that the facilities would go along way to alleviate the suffering of the Corp members and specifically lauded the Youths Commissioner for identifying with the Corp to ensure a hitch free camping.
At the event, the Governor inspected the hostel project embarked upon by his administration and also received Souvenir and artifacts produced by the Batch ‘B’ Corp members.
The Governor, in appreciation, splashed the Corp members with cash to take care of transportation to their places of primary assignment. The variety night was spiced with performances by musical artistes and Comedians.