The Lagos State Government has called on all employers of labour in the State to accept members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC posted to their organisations so as to enable them contribute their quota to the overall development of the nation.
This appeal was made by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the closing ceremony of 2, 577 Batch A, Stream I, NYSC who concluded their orientation Course in Lagos.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Oluseyi Oladejo congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of the orientation course and also enjoined the corps members to apply the virtues of diligence, tolerance, perseverance and leadership skill acquired during the orientation course to their daily activities.
The Governor noted that, “Nigeria as a nation can only be transformed when you channel your energies towards activities that will enhance economic growth and national development. You are therefore expected to use your training to impact on the community and develop your individual potentials.”
Ambode, thereby, enjoined people in various communities to extend the traditional warm hospitality that the State is noted for to the corps members.
He also charged corps members to come up with creative ideas that would be a lasting legacy to their host communities while promising that excellence would be rewarded by the State.
Lagos State Coordinator, NYSC, Prince Mohamed Momoh who attested to the high level of discipline exhibited by corps members during the orientation training, said their experience at the camp would no doubt bring out the best in the corps members as they discharged their duties during the national service and beyond and beyond.
Momoh described the present corps members as job creators and not job seekers, saying that the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme was a major component of the orientation course.
He, therefore, encouraged them to take advantage of the various platforms available for start-up capital put in place by the scheme in partnership with business credit granting institutions such as the State Employment Trust Fund, Bank of Industry and the Central Bank of Nigeria who granted business credit at zero or low interest rate to corps members.
Source: ( PM News )