Lagos pledges support for NYSC
LAGOS State government on Monday assured the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) of its support while also promising to ensure the welfare of corps members posted to the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance during the courtesy visit to his office, even as he commended the NYSC management, led by the Director-General of the corp, Brigadier -General Shuaibu Ibrahim, for the visit.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, assured that the state government would do all within its power to support the scheme.
According to Hamzat, the support becomes imperative for the fact that the future of Nigeria lies partly on the contribution of the corp members.
“The contributions of these corp members are of great significance, especially, during the general elections and other national engagements. Apart from utilising their skills, Lagos will also support the teaching of entrepreneurship experiences, coupled with engaging them in public service as the occasion will demand,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.
He also gave the assurance that the state government would partner with the NYSC in all the necessary endeavours.
On the request for the new orientation camp made by NYSC Director-General, the deputy governor tasked Brigadier-General Ibrahim to engage professionals among the corp members, especially, those with engineering and architectural training to come up with the design for the proposed orientation camp.
Earlier, the NYSC boss urged Lagos to look into the issue of employment for the youth corp members, and the need to speed up the construction of new orientation camp, with the necessary facilities, among others.