NYSC Community Development Group Lauds CU on Projects Support
Executive members of Gender and Charity Community Development Service (CDS) of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, have expressed their appreciation to the Management of Covenant University (CU) for the university’s unrelenting support for community development initiatives of NYSC’s CDS in the local government area.
The NYSC CDS Coordinator in the local government, Mr. Oluajo, had during a thank you visit to the university at its campus in Canaan Land, Ota, said that Covenant University has consistently supported the NYSC during its CDS efforts in the community. According to him, the university had on three different occasions made financial donations in their quest to meet the needs of widows and the less privileged in the community, adding that the NYSC CDS has not received the same level of support offered by Covenant University from other corporate organisations. Oluajo, however, solicited for continuous support of the CDS’ activities.
In his reaction, the CU Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun, said giving back to the society is what Covenant University was set up for, taking into consideration the tripod of its existence being to teach, research and impact communities positively, and as such, it was easy to buy into the programmes of the NYSC CDS.
He gave hints of the University’s readiness to support future programmes of the team, noting that what they are doing is basically in fulfillment of the purpose for which the National Youth Service Corp was set up.
He urged the Gender and Charity CDS Executives and members to imbibe the values associated with a lifestyle of service and sacrifice towards helping create a future for others, because what they are sowing is a seed that will end up creating a future for them.
The Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban, in his remarks at the occasion, commended the Gender and Charity CDS team for the display of accountability, transparency and financial discipline in handling its affairs, while also encouraging its members to continue in their efforts at impacting lives. According to him, community impact assignment should not be a one-off thing but it should be imbibed as a lifestyle, beyond the NYSC year.
To round off the visit, the Gender and Charity CDS team presented an award to the University for its humanitarian gesture and community impact drive in Ado/Odo Ota and beyond. Also, in attendance at the event were the Assistant Registrar, Mr. Kehinde Osagbemi and a representative of the Media and Corporate Affairs Directorate, Mr. Emmanuel Attat.