By Babatunde Ogunrinde
Lagos – Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has urged the Batch C Stream 2, National Youth Service Corps members to see themselves as agents of positive change throughout their stay in camp.
Sanwo-Olu who was represented by Dr Yussuf Jimoh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, made the appeal while declaring the orientation camp open in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
He said that the corps members should maintain discipline and should endeavour to participate in all activities outlined for the orientation programme.
“I will like to reiterate my administration’s unwavering faith in the NYSC.
“This government is firmly committed to providing enabling environment to keep the scheme viable by ensuring the safety and welfare of members,’’ he said.
The governor commended all officials of the scheme in the state for having faith in the programme of the administration.
“I appreciate the agencies on ground to ensure that the corps members are properly guided, ‘’ Sanwo-Olu said.
The NYSC Southwest Coordinator, Mr Emmanuel Ata, said that he was impressed by the level of discipline displayed by the corps members.
He said that having gone round; he observed that the whole environment was well kept.
He urged the corps members to take the skills acquisition exercise seriously because at the end of the one year service, they would be well groomed to run any business of their own.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 1,832 corps members comprising of 1,286 females and 546 males were registered for the orientation camp which began on Nov. 28.