By Miracle Ndubuisi
LAGOS State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the government will prioritize the welfare of corps members posted to serve in the state, adding that it will continue to support the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, in the state to achieve its objectives.
Ambode, who said this at the closing ceremony of 2017 batch A stream 11 orientation course at NYSC camp, Iyana Ipaja said: “We shall continue to give the youths the deserved opportunity to express themselves and contribute to the development of the state.
“Over the years, the NYSC scheme has impacted positively on the socio-economic development of the country particularly the rural communities through the various community development projects embarked upon by your predecessors.”
He said he had no doubt that they would not only ensure that the tradition is sustained, but also raise the standard for those coming behind the corps members.
While welcoming them, he said the people of Lagos State are loving, peaceful and very hospitable. “I assure you that as you move into the various communities you will find the environment conducive to live and work in. My dears corps members, I urge you to be diligent, dedicated and law abiding in the discharge of your duties. Shun truancy and other forms of anti-social behaviour that may have adverse effect on your lives,” he said.
The governor said that it was worthy to note that the corps members have not only responded to the clarion call to serve their fatherland, but they had also displayed a high sense of commitment, dedication and discipline throughout the orientation course.
NYSC State coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh said: “I urge you to proceed immediately to your duty station, get yourself settled and begin to put into use the knowledge you acquired in your various institutions of higher learning as well as the trainings and skills that you have received during the orientation course to improve the lots of people in your host communities.”
He appreciated the Lagos State government for the unwavering support and commitment to the NYSC programmes, stating that the corps members have undergone rigorous physical, mental and moral re-orientation in the last three weeks designed to equip the corps members with information and skills necessary for a successful service year.