Lagos State Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has charged members of the National Youth Service Corpse to acquire required vocational skills to enable them qualify for the start-up capital from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund
The Governor said this today at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja during a ceremony to mark the formal closure of the 2017 Batch ‘B’Orientation Course for corps members deployed to Lagos State.
A total of two thousand five Hundred and forty nine (2549) corps members were registered to participate in the orientation course exercise in the camp.
Governor Ambode who was represented by the Commissioner for special Duties and Inter- Governmental Relations, Mr Oluseye Oladejo said, “I urge you to take your camp training seriously and acquire the vocational skills of your choice. This will qualify you for a start-up capital from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund which was established to provide financial support for Lagos State residents and members of the National Youth Service Corp serving in Lagos State. The objective of this initiative is to support young people to become job and wealth creators.”
Governor Ambode who described the induction course as a foundation for the national service also commended corps members’ high sense of commitment, dedication and discipline throughout the orientation course.
While urging corps members to be diligent, dedicated and law abiding in the discharge of their duties the Governor also advised corps members to exhibit qualities like tolerance, patriotism, diligence and perseverance learnt during the orientation course in places of their primary assignment.
“I have no doubt that the orientation course has adequately prepared you for the next phase of your service year in which you are expected to exhibit good qualities like tolerance, patriotism, diligence and perseverance in your various place of primary assignment”, he said
He however implored corps members to participate in activities that will positively affect the lives of the people and contribute to the socio-economic advancement of host communities.
“I implore you to participate actively in anything that will positively affect the lives of the by contributing to the socio-economic advancement of your host communities”, he said.
Also speaking during the closing ceremony, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Lagos State, Prince Mohammed Momoh assured the Governor that the outgoing corps members would make great impact in the development of the State by being agents of change and good ambassadors
“I urge you all to be agents of change and good ambassadors in your places of primary assignments. I urge to practice all that you have learnt during your stay in camp.
I enjoin you to key into the Federal and State Government grassroots oriented programmes aimed at socio economic development of the host communities”, he said.
While he acknowledge the support of the State Government for its unwavering support to NYSC in the State, he singled out the contribution of Mrs Bolanle Ambode who visited the camp to donate items to the corps members.
I also want to immense appreciation to Mrs Bolanle Ambode for her warm reception and show of love to the corps members deployed to Lagos State through her donation of food items and physically present to felicitate with Corps members at the orientation camp.
He also implored the corps members to be good ambassadors of the scheme.