By Adejumoke Alebiosu
A new Coordinator has assumed duty at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra State office, in the person of Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa.
Fides gathered that Mrs Baderinwa, who hails from Ondo State and served as Deputy Director, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, Abuja, would be replacing Mr Kehinde Aremu, who would also be resuming at the Human Resource Management Department at the headquarters.
Addressing management staff of the scheme at the state Secretariat, last Tuesday, the new Coordinator said she was not unsettled on receiving her posting letter, particularly in view of the personality she was taking over from.
Baderinwa said, ‘I’ve known Aremu for a long time. We went to the same school. Anytime I have any sensitive issues I’m worried about and want to discuss with him, I call him, and whatever he tells me, I’m fine.
‘So when this posting came out and I saw it is Anambra, I had rest of mind because I know I have a backbone. Since my arrival, I’ve been feeling very comfortable because I know I’m at home. This is my first time in Anambra, though I’ve passed through the state to other states.’
While assuring a transparent and open-door policy, she solicited support from members of staff of the scheme.
‘I have always been plain and simple with an open door policy. There’s nothing to hide. Though Aremu has set a very high bar, I know we can take it to the next level.
‘All I need is your maximum cooperation so Anambra can be the pacesetter in the entire NYSC. I appreciate all of you and believe with your support we’ll go places because there’s no success without a team,’ she added.
Earlier, the erstwhile Anambra Coordinator, Aremu, who described his 3-year old tenure in the state as amazing, attributed the success stories recorded while he held sway, to the support from his entire staff, urging them to extend the same to his successor.
He said, ‘The three years I’ve spent here is amazing. I appreciate you all, but my joy will be complete if we keep the standard higher.
‘One of my motivational slogans is, ‘one thing I do daily is to look for better ways of doing things, how I can improve from yesterday irrespective of the challenges. I aspire to do better.
‘I throw that challenge to all of us. Let’s keep improving, let’s make it deliberate and personal culture that you’ll continually seek improvement in life, especially on this job.
‘I’m truly happy to have worked with all of you here. I thank you for the show of love and affection. I pray to God to replenish you. I assure you that you have a brother in Abuja. Anywhere Anambra matter rises, be sure of my interventions,’ Aremu assured.