The NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs, Victoria Nnenna Ani has appealed to headship of Customs Area Office and the Nigeria Immigration Service in the State to support tangible projects of corps members.
Speaking during her courtesy call on the two offices, Mrs. Ani said NYSC remains the platform that is uniting every ethnic and tribe of this country.
The State Coordinator said her visit is to familiarise herself with the Commands and to seek improved relationships between the NYSC and the two organisations.
“I am aware of the existing cordial relationships that has been blossoming between NYSC and your office and my mission is to seek for enhanced relationships. Your office has been honouring invitations to our programmes and events but the COVID -19 has restricted all such”.
“My prayers is that Coronavirus pandemic should pack its bags and go and never to come back again so that we can return to our usual ways of doing things. Nigerians are happy wherever they find themselves but this COVID -19 protocols have made things a new normal”.
The Ondo State NYSC boss said that NYSC will continue to mould and shape the future of our graduate youths so that they will be able to make effective contributions to the nation’s growth and development.
Responding at the Command Headquarters of Nigeria Immigration Service, the Comptroller of Immigration, Mrs. Ibong Osato Aideyan said that Immigration Service like NYSC is established to serve people and humanity.
Mrs. Adeiyan who served in the old Gongola, which comprised of the present Adamawa and Yobe states disclosed that NYSC has always been outstanding in mentoring the graduate youths of this country.
The Comptroller while informing the State Coordinator that the Command is in the process of resuscitating the Command’s Clinic requested the NYSC boss to avail her Command the services of corps doctors and other paramedical personnel.
“We are neighbours and besides this, the Forum of Heads of Federal Government Establishments and Institutions in Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter has made us one indivisible entity” she concluded.
Speaking when she hosted the State Coordinator in her office, the Customs Area Controller, Ondo/Ekiti Command, Mrs Florence Inuk said that NYSC as an institution has made her mark through purposeful deployment of corps members to all areas of national need.
The Customs Area Controller who is a member of the noble Public Relations profession having acquired both first and second degree in Mass Communication highlighted the statutory functions of her Command.
According to the Akwa Ibom indigene, the principal functions of the Command included exercising customs control on the commercial international exchange; assessing and collecting customs duties and taxes in the part calculated at the state’s border (VAT excise); and fighting against smuggling activity and counteracting customs fraud.
Both the Customs Area Controller and Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service welcomed the State Coordinator to Ondo State and wished her a successful tenure in office.