The Lagos state government has revealed plans to involve members of the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC), NYSC members, who serve the state in the construction of a permanent orientation camp of the NYSC in Agbowa in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, revealed this plan on Monday during a courtesy visit by NYC’s CEO, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim and his management team in Alausa, Ikeja. The General Director of NYSC and his team were received by the Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Obafemi Hamzat, on behalf of the Governor.
He advised NYSC management to deploy its engineering graduates currently serving in the state of Lagos to design the plan for the proposed camp, assuring them that the government would provide the necessary support for the project. “By involving the members of the body who are engineers and serving in Lagos in the project, he will expose them to the world of work and expand his knowledge in his field of expertise.
“You can organize a competition to submit several construction plans, and the NYSC will adopt the best of them.” “We understand the essence of the scheme because we were once members of the body as well. “Involving body members would force them into the NYSC Skills and Entrepreneurship Acquisition Plan for members of the body in general.”
He said that the participation of body members would also be apt, particularly now that the state government intended to begin teaching entrepreneurship in its public schools. The NAN reports that the Governor assured the NYSC administration that the government would cooperate with the plan to fulfill its mandate in the state of Lagos.
In his observations, brig.-gen. Ibrahim expressed his gratitude to the Lagos state government for his support of the plan over the years, as well as a call to the government to accelerate the construction of the permanent orientation camp. “We have more than 26,631 body members currently serving in the state, and we are waiting for more than 2,000 body members for the Batch` B orientation in June.
“Then, we need more space to accommodate them,” he said. The Director-General appealed to the state government to provide land where the NYSC could build its Skills and Entrepreneurship Acquisition Center since the plan has already established similar centers in the states of Ekiti and Gombe.