A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Israel Adesokan (alias Jaru) has admonished members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to take advantage of the one year mandatory service to acquire skills that would make them add value themselves and to the society.
Hon Adesokan ,former security aide to governor Kayode Fayemi gave this advice when a group of Corps members serving in Ekiti called at his residence led by Okpukpara chizoba Anointing .
He charged them on self-development and the need to acquire valuable skills that will make them solution providers inorder to confront current economic realities in the country.
“When you solve problems, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Therefore, the smart thing to do is to acquire skills that will make you a person of value.”
“Aside adding values to yourself by embarking on a personal project, there are also rewards that come with it already available for outstanding corp members in the scheme of NYSC and I’m also aware our administration rewards corps members who show remarkable difference in service within their host communities” Adesoksn said .
He therefore promised to support them in whatever capacity so that they can excel assuring one of them, Kingsley Emmanuel Gumka that he will liaise with the appropriate authority so that he could get a space at the Ekiti Parapo Pavillion which he would use as an Art gallery in the interim while the search for a permanent site continues.
“I think he’s trying to make our horizon bigger, he could give us money but he knows there’s no amount of money he’ll give us that will go close to what it will do by joining our forces together. I’m extremely grateful” Femi Adagunodo said
The philanthropist emphasized the need to be strategic both in their choice and execution of their community development projects so that they can attract either State or National awards or both.
Earlier, Kingsley Emmanuel Gumka had sorted the support of Jaru as he’s about to embark on a project to build a gallery in Ado Ekiti as his Community Development project.
He explained his desire to embark on the project was borne out of his love for art and that Ekiti is richly blessed with beautiful artefacts which need to be put across to the world.
He said that such a gallery becomes an everlasting monument that speaks to the aesthetic features of the Ekiti people to tourists and other art lovers.
Gumka used the opportunity to do a motion pencil drawing of Jaru which he presented to the Philanthropist.
Other members of the team are; Agbaraji chilaka Christopher, Obaseki Fidelis.