One of the retired Directors of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Chief Gabriel Ojo Alonge has charged the corps members to strive to make their service year remarkable.
Chief Alonge made the charge on Tuesday when he delivered a motivational lecture to the 2020 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1A) corps members deployed to Ondo State and those dislodged from Lagos State.
Chief Alonge who served as Director, Procurement between 2012 and 2013 advised the members of the service corps to think outside their qualifications to create a world for themselves.
“My dear children in the national service, I want to let you know that the global economy is facing some challenges and it is only those who are creative and focused that will stand out and conquer the world.”
The retired Director who is now a community leader in Iyamoye in Ijumu Local Government of Kogi State advised the corps members not to engage in any untoward activity in a bid to achieve greatness.
“It is disheartening that many youths are no longer willing to go through the sacrifices and commitments required to excel but I want to admonish you that perseverance and patience are the key words to rule the world.”
“Let me add that for you to succeed in life, you need to manage your anger as it has been scientifically proven that many great managers and leaders have met their waterloo for their inability to work on this great life destroying attitude.”
“As youths, you have a great world ahead of you and you need to toe the path which will bring people closer to you in order to achieve whatever you may have set for yourselves as objectives. Be a good listener and never jump or be hasty in taking actions,” he said.
The former NYSC boss who served in various capacities said that God has deposited in every human a unique hidden talent which if properly harnessed can change your story from grass to grace.
Chief Alonge who retired into private business and engages the services of between two to four corps members every service year said that discipline is a golden attribute which the corps members should stop at nothing to imbibe if they want to move far in life.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio charged the corps members to learn and imbibe virtues from the personal information the director is willing to share with them.
Mrs. Akpabio appreciated the retired but not tired Chief Alonge for accepting to come and share his personal experience with his children in national service.