NYSC lauds NCDC for successful collaboration with scheme




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The Lagos Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Eddy Megwa, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has contributed significantly to the smooth operations of the scheme.
Megwa made the assertion at the swearing in ceremony of the 2021 Batch C, Stream 1 corps members on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to him, NCDC has also contributed to a major requirement for participating in the scheme, having deployed its officials to orientation camps across the country.
“The collaboration with NCDC has been wonderful; they have always been readily on ground since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“They are not just on ground, but also providing kits to conduct the COVID-19 test and we sincerely appreciate this great support,” he said.
Speaking further, Megwa urged the newly sworn in corps members to key into programmes in the camp with commitment.
He said the corps members, comprising of 1,270 females and 761 males as well as NYSC camp officials, had all undergone the mandatory COVID-19 test and been certified free.

My expectations from these corps members are very and large, because NYSC at @48 had made remarkable impression in the nation Nigeria.
“NYSC is not only a national brand, but had grown to become an international brand.
“I, therefore, urge you to prove in the orientation camp to be worthy in character, learning, seriousness, zeal in all the programme and trainings, which you must avail yourselves in the next three weeks.
“It is essential and I must advise you take keen interest in the skill acquisition programmes, to create employment for yourselves and be employers of labour, as unemployment is soaring higher,” Megwa stated.
He encouraged the corps members to exhibit the spirit of unity, see themselves as one, expand their scope of integration and unanimously contribute their quota toward the upliftment of the state and Nigeria.
The Lagos coordinator noted over the years, the scheme had assiduously cultivated its way through with its corps members and Nigeria community, having taken over of health, education and infrastructure.

The NYSC over the years has deposited enough the nation should be proud of and so, this cream of corps members are also set to break all grounds and contribute their quota toward same goal.
“They are young, vibrant, articulate and ready and from what I have observed, in the few days, they will certainly be the best,” he added.
Megwa expressed confidence some corps members would strive hard to distinguish themselves in the course of the programme, which will create an enabling environment for them to excel and be outstanding at end of the exercise.
He lauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the various boards and authorities for their resilience and interest in ensuring the course of NYSC in the state remained successful and enjoyable.
NAN reports Opeyemi Oke, who was represented by Justice Atinuke Oluyemi, administered the oath of allegiance to the corps members.

(NAN)