Ekiti State Gov. Ayo Fayose, has advised Corps members to embrace agriculture like farming, fishery and snail farming in the absence of white collar job in order to reduce unemployment.
Fayose gave the advice at Ise- Orun, Emure -Ekiti, on Thursday during the swearing-in ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch B, stream 2 deployed to Ekiti.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissoner for Sport and Information, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi said that the state was rich in farmland and urged them to make use of it during their service year.
The governor also pledged to take the welfare of the corps members seriously by providing basic infrastructure facilities in the camp.
He also urged them to embrace the prevailing remedial strategies put in place, like War Against Poverty (WAP), Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) and Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP), for self empowerment.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Eze Ukagha, urged them to make use of skills acquired during the three-week orientation programme, to enable them face the challenges ahead in life.
She warned members to shun any act capable of decamping them from the exercise, such as cultism, prostitution and loitering after lights-out.
Earlier, the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayo Daramola represented by Justice Biodun