By James Ezema
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State hasÂ reiterated his directive that no National Youths Service Corps, NYSC,Â member posted to any of the state government establishments, including ministries, parastatals and schools should be rejected, just as the state government has raised allowances to corps members who are posted to the state public service.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the orientation for the 2010 Batch â€˜Aâ€™ corps members deployed in Lagos State, Fashola urged the corps members to join hands with the government in its mega-city state project.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Special Duties, Dr. Aderemi Desalu, the governor also enjoined them to acceptÂ postings to their various places of primary assignment in good faith.
Also speaking at the event, Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Chairman of the state NYSC Governing Board, Dr. Kola Kasali, who announced the increment in corps membersâ€™ allowances,Â urged those posted to schools in the state to see the students under their care asÂ brothers and sisters.
He enjoined them to initiate meaningful and viable projects in the areas where their host communities needed most assistance as history would bear witness that they left a positive impact in those communities.
On his part, the state NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Ladipo Laniyan, appealed to the state government to provide a more spacious and permanent orientation camp which befits the status of the state as centre of excellence for the increasing number of corps members being posted to the state.