The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has presented the Oyo State Government with a prestigious ‘Sustainability Award’ in recognition of the Government’s outstanding commitment to Youth development and empowerment. The award was received by the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, Dr Seun Fakorede, MNSE, who also doubles as the Chairman NYSC Governing Board in the State.
This remarkable achievement comes as NYSC celebrates its 50th anniversary, further cementing its dedication to fostering a sustainable future for the Nigerian Youth.
The Sustainability Award, presented during a grand Award Night ceremony held at the Federal Capital Territory on the 20th of May 2023, acknowledged the Oyo Government’s remarkable efforts in promoting sustainable development initiatives that directly impact the lives of young people. The Oyo State Government has consistently demonstrated a solid commitment to Youth empowerment through various programs, interventions and policies.
Dr Seun Fakorede, who has been actively championing youth-focused initiatives at the local, national and international levels, expressed his gratitude for the well-deserved recognition. He emphasised the importance of sustainable development in harnessing the potential of Nigerian Youth and ensuring their active participation in nation-building. Fakorede further highlighted the collaborative efforts between the NYSC and the Oyo State Government in implementing impactful projects that address critical youth issues, such as skills development, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
The NYSC’s 50th-anniversary celebration provided an opportunity to reflect on the organisation’s rich history of fostering national unity, cultural integration, and personal development amongst Nigerian Youth. The Sustainability Award to the Oyo State Government stands as a testament to the progressive strides of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, in creating an enabling environment for Youths in the State to thrive.