Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has urged corps members posted to the state to respect the culture and traditions of their host communities.
Fayose gave the advice during the closing ceremony orientation programme for 2015 Batch B, Stream 2 at Ise-Ekiti, in Ise/ Orun Local Government Area.
He was represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports Development, Chief Lanre Ogunsuyi.
Fayose said that the call became necessary because some of the corps members were visiting the state for the first time.
“Some of you are visiting Ekiti State for the first time. I advise you to respect the cultural norms and values of host communities so that you do not offend the sensibilities of the people.’’
The governor however assured the corps members of their safety throughout the service year.
“Ekiti is one of the most secured states of the federation. We owe the protection and peace we enjoy here to God divine help.
“I can make bold to say that everyone of you who have been deployed to Ekiti has come under divine coverage and no evil shall come near you,” Fayose assured.
The state NYSC, Mr Tobias Ibeh, urged the corps members to be good ambassadors of the scheme.
He said that they should put into practice the core values of hard work, discipline and service to the nation wherever they found themselves.
Musa Suleiman and Constance Nware, members of the 2015 Batch B Stream 2 in separate interviews promised to make positive impact in Ekiti.
NAN reports that 2,472 corps members took part in the Batch B stream 2 Orientation Programme. (NAN)