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Lagos Govt tasks new corps members on training

Lagos Govt tasks new corps members on training


Lagos Govt tasks new corps members on training


The Lagos State Government (LASG) has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state for the one year service to approach training with an open mind and willingness to learn.



Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor gave the advice on Tuesday, at the formal opening and swearing-in of the 2023 Batch ‘C’, Stream 2 corps members in the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja.



Sanwo-Olu who described the mandatory service year to the fatherland as ‘ transformative journey ‘ advised the corps members to embrace the challenges that lay ahead during the period.



“It is a privilege to have you corps members in our state and I welcome you to the state of aquatic splendour and ‘Centre of Excellence’, your safety and well-being is of paramount importance to us” he added.



“ The service year will be a time of profound growth and learning for you, where you will encounter new cultures, ideas and perspectives, I therefore implore you to seize this opportunity to expand your horizons and absorb as much knowledge as you can.



“ During your time in this orientation camp and programmes, you’ll undergo rigorous but yet exciting programmes that cover a wide range of important skills and knowledge.



“ This includes technical and vocational training sessions. These activities are designed to equip you with tools you need to excel in your roles as agents of positive change in our society,” he added.



Gov. Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Olugbenga Oyerinde, Commissioner of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, assured the corps members of necessary guidance they may need to excel.



On the sideline, he disclosed that the preliminary files of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Agbowa, Ikorodu, had been signed, expressing optimism that the project would be completed in 2024.


Similarly, he commended Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, NYSC Coordinator, Lagos State, for proper management and coordination of the corps members and other activities in the camp.



Earlier, Baderinwa said that the Orientation Course content had been made to inculcate sense of patriotism by deliberately teaching corps members to uphold national values and be security conscious towards national development.




“I want to, therefore, urge you to stay attentive, be comported and take advantage of our programmes to carve out your path to greatness,” she said.



Baderinwa said that they would be joining the number of Nigerians who had invested in the nation in patriotic missions.



“It is noteworthy that this Orientation Course is the first of the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC and it is aimed at preparing graduate youths for nation-building.



“ Just like any regimented community, the orientation course is characterised by military drills, lectures on topical issues, skill acquisition, advocacy training, games/sports and social activities in relation to the aims and objectives of the scheme.



“Therefore, you should avail yourselves of the opportunities provided by this course to be the better version of yourself, ” she added.



Baderinwa called on captains of industries and corporate bodies in the state to invest in the youths, who needed to build an enjoyable memory out of the once in a life-time service to the nation.


She said that a total number of 5,578 corps members comprising 1,862 male and 3,716 female, had been inducted into the scheme.


The swearing-in, which featured representatives from the 10 platoons of the 2023 Batch ‘C’, Stream 2 , was administered by Justice Mosumola Balogun, representative of the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba.



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