The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, has said the government of the State would continue to support the NYSC scheme to realize its set objectives.
He made this statement while addressing the 2021 batch ‘A’ corps members during the Passing-out Parade Ceremony in the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja.
Mr Sanwoolu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Sesan Tunde Ogundeko commended the Passing-out corps members for the diligence they displayed during the service year. He said ‘I commend you all for the diligence and hardwork displayed in ensuring you leave behind legacies that would fasttrack the development of your place of primary assignment and host communities. Your gallant strides to ameliorate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on our people will never be forgotten.’
Mr Ogundeko said the government of Lagos State will not desist from supporting the scheme in realizing its set objectives and will also ensure an enabling environment is provided for the youths to unleash their innovative and creative skills to become job creators.
‘As a responsive government, we will continue to accord the NYSC its rightful place for the overall interest of our youths and national integration,’ he said.
Meanwhile, the State Coordinator NYSC Lagos, Mr Eddy Megwa has used the occasion to call on the government, organizations and well-spirited individuals to contribute to the realization of the NYSC Trustfund.
According to Mr Megwa, the NYSC Trustfund will ensure wealth is transferred to the youths through loans so as to enable them be self-reliant.
It will also allow for safer communities as youths who may constitute threat to the nation are engaged with positive courses which will in turn up the nation’s GDP.
It is important to state that 4,428 corps members have been discharged from National Service today after fulfilling the requisites for the attainment of the Certificate of National Service.