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NYSC To Co-opt Corps Members In Message Of Change

Posted: Jun 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata, Lagos


Authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have announced that corps members in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, would be involved in the change message of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Director-General (DG) of the scheme, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, disclosed this during a scheduled visit at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation course at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State, Orientation Camp of the NYSC on Monday.

Speaking with Daily Independent at the occasion, the DG he charged corps members nationwide to be at the forefront of the message of change in all aspects of the life in Nigeria.

He said, “This administration is talking about change in so many aspects of our lives as one nation, in order to bring about fresh, positive virtues to our national life.

“Corps members, as graduates in uniform, will be mobilised to be the vanguard of the change”.

Olawumi urged corps members throughout the country to be show they are the shining example of the good values government plans to instill in the psyche of Nigerians.

“We are going to call them out and they will be seriously involved in driving this change, not only in Lagos, but across the country,” he said.

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, in a message delivered on his behalf by the Director of Finance and Accounts in the Ministry of Special Duties, Titilayo Dosumu, urged the corps members to take advantage of opportunities in the state to make contributions and excel in the developmental programmes of the state, especially in the areas of manpower for qualitative free education, free medical service and environmental sanitation.

On his part, Lagos State coordinator of the NYSC, Cyril Akhanemhe, appealed to the governor to bring to realisation the urgent quest for a befitting permanent orientation camp for the scheme in the state, contending that the temporary camp is dilapidated and inadequate.

“I most passionately implore that, for posterity’s sake, all necessary efforts (should) be made to make this dream a reality in Lagos State.

“His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, should expeditiously look into this and ensure that, in the nearest future, a state-of-the-art NYSC permanent orientation camp will be commissioned to the honour of this administration,”