By DAYO ADESULU
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state to add value to the state as they dedicate themselves to build up their God-given talents at their various community.
Fashola, who gave this charge during the swearing in ceremony of Batch ‘C’ 2012 corps member at NYSC Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, said for them to benefit from the national scheme’s programme, they have to be hardworking and dedicated to duties.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Aderanti Adegunle Adebule, Governor Fashola congratulated the 3,337corps members for the successful completion of their academic year, saying without which they will not be at the orientation ground.
Also, in the introductory address delivered by the Lagos State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, said the NYSC scheme, over the years, has become a productive channeling of youthful intelligence, alertness, zeal, energy and skills for national development.
She said that the scheme, among others, aims at instilling in corps members leadership qualities of perseverance, diligence, determination, loyalty, integrity, courage, discipline of mind as well as ability to live amicably with others under any circumstance.
The State Coordinator who commended the governor of Lagos State for his support towards the realisation of the objectives of the scheme said: “while appreciating Governor Fashola’s efforts aimed at providing a befitting permanent orientation camp in the State, we pray that this dream will manifest soonest and a mega camp unveiled in the centre of excellence.”