To God alone be all the glory for the success recorded today with the debut of the Nigerian Students and Youth Corp members Discount Card being driven by an organisation and a group of people who believe that our purpose is to impact lives and also show that it's possible . Dream it, desire it and accomplish it. We have had Tertiary institutions in our country since late 30s; while one can say life was really good in those days for instance students in the universities we were told got their beds made for them while they were in class taking lectures, and got served half size roasted chicken for dinner and all the works. Even then the few privileged ones got rebate tickets to travel on Nigerian airways. How time and possibly bad leadership had changed all that. Today nobody cares or at least so it looks ; today these young Nigerians spread across 114 federal state and private universities have to live and study under very challenging scenarios. But today the story has changed with the launch and unveiling of the students and corp members discount card to bring succour to this demography. With this platform they will get more value for the less that they have .
The vagaries and misery are replaced by hope and happiness. Despair and despondency will give way to bright rays and sparks of reassurance. This day would not have been successful without God Almighty and so we return all glory and honour to him . Nobody will share your glory. May I use this medium to thank Rt Hon Pally Iriase, Deputy Chief whip house of Representatives, who represented the Speaker of the House; Hon Tajudeen Yussuff chairman house committee on capital market thank you, The DG, NYSC , General Olawunmi we are so so greatful to you sir, this is an extension of your vision for the welfare of corp members, your tenure will compare to no other with the impact this initiative will further add to what you have in place. The secretary Committee of Vice Chancellors, - Mr ADIGUN thank you so much for your support Sir, VC ATBU thank you sir, Representative of the DG NYSC - mr yakubu jok(DIrector Special Duties, and other staff of FCT NYSC thank you so so much, Lara Owoeye Wise SA to Deputy Speaker; Nnedinma Anyanwu SA to DS, My brother Emeka Nwosu, Mrs Malami, Mr Bello, Aides of the Deputy Speaker, Barnabas Anyiam, Olatokunboh Patrick, you are simply the best thank you all. May I accord my these special people the greatest recognition and appreciation well earned the Teeming Youth Corp members physically present, of the greatest Nigerian stuuuuuddddddeeeeennnnntsssssd, greatest gbo gbo, greatest gba gba, in their hundreds representing the leadership of Nigerian Students from universities , polytechnics, colleges of education from aqua ibom to maiduguri, ekiti to minna , awka to bauchi, I thank you so so much, may God bless you beyond words. We have embarked on a lifelong journey that will change the spectacle of the welfare of young Nigerians in tertiary institutions and those on youth service. Thank you thank you. It's all about you . Take this message of hope home. I must also thank our brand personality and vehicle, the ever talented and gifted FRANCIS ODEGA- ARARA, YOU KNOW SOMETHIN? Thanks for taking the pains to come identify with the future wellbeing of Nigerian youth .
We can't thank you enough. Let me thank my buddies and friends and family who came to identify with this day and our vision, bunmi daramola, Tunde imolehin the first proponent of change thank you , my friends from brazil femi alonge and Alexandria,gbenga taiwo, tunde olusunle, anita ogunleye, akin ogunleye, oga Tunde, Seun Egghead thanks so oooo much, Morenike ogbeide, bunmi ogunmoroti-, tunji conde, kunle kwankwasiya, mummy ibadan, adeola oyesosin, aniema bandipo, flo jo dunia, edesiri , somachi, Mrs Obasa, joy agbo from london giving UK perspective , odun akinyede, jumoke ogunremi, my friends from the fourth estate I thank you, the bankers who showed up I am sure the hands on people will be willing to listen to your proposition. Of special category are the hands on personalities who brought the project to this point , for emphasis I ll do your names in capitals for the hard work you have put in. You are simply a great bunch . Thanks for your drive; THE CHAPERONE TEAM LED BY TIRELESS SLY LORI, TOSAN LORI (GREAT GUY) EVER CALM ASHLEY LORI; INSIGHTFUL BET ; SNAPPY BUT INCISIVE CHINEYE, SHADE OLANIYAN A WONDERFUL SMART GIRL WHO PULLED IN 12 CORPORATE PARTNERS FROM EKITI EVER BEFORE SETTING EYES ON ANYBODY ON THE PROJECT, SNAZZY YEMI OF THE GREEN CARPET, DEPENDABLE FEMI ADEBANJI, FANTASTIC DOER AND ACTUALISER TOSIN OGUNKUADE A.K.A JASPIRORO, OLUWAGBEMIGA AKOMOLAFE, OUR IN HOUSE GRAPHIC ARTIST, ITOHAN, PINK LADY AND FRIDAY THE OFFICE BOY. I must also recognise the duo who put together the website , Braimah and Tunde thank you so much. Can't dare forget our dream nurturers who though could not make the event but had the launch in mind and still daily nurturing the project I salute the proponent of the no banking day, still sulking from her admission into the motherless babies home,my person ibileye Salako. Thank you for caring. My brother from lagos Clement thank you. Nifemi Egunlusuli, my brother Emmanuel Ajibulu, Sarah from Lagos; My dependable and ever concerned and ever willing to offer ideas about how to make it work as it is in America, my dear Patrice, all the way from Maryland , the US thank you so oo much . Well I can't thank you all enough . Thanks for identifying with a dream and a vision . When the history is told your places in the pages of history will remain secure. Thank you so much. God bless you.