The governor gave the charge on Thursday,13 February, 2014 at the passing-out parade ceremony of the Batch A Corps member, held at National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Ede, State of Osun.
Aregbesola, who was represented by Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Barrister Steven Kola-Balogun, encouraged youths to participate in the electoral process as they make unity and peace of the nation their watch words.
He noted that 2014 is a politically crucial year for the nation, as the process towards the 2015 elections will commence in earnest.
He said “As much as I encourage you to participate, let the unity and peace of the nation, fair play as well as discipline be your watch words.”
Aregbesola described the passing-out corps members as ambassadors of the NYSC scheme and therefore urged them to be part of history by striving to build a nation that is united.
“Wherever you find yourselves, you must strive to make a difference, to spearhead transformation and promote harmonious interaction and creative development.” he urged.
He said he is proud that the NYSC Scheme remains a true symbol of national unity and added that the friendship formed during the service year would create opportunities for success and facilitate national integration and development.