NYSC Ranks Lagos The Most Friendly State
Uploaded by Yemisi Dada on November 15, 2022
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has ranked Lagos as the most friendly State to the scheme.
The Chairman of the NYSC’s National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, who made this known
when she led members of the Board on a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina,
said Lagos remained the only State across the federation supporting the scheme with quarterly subvention.
She commended Lagos for the state-of-the-art security apparatus at the Iyana Ipaja NYSC Orientation Camp and for prompt payment of State allowances to Corps members.
Responding, Governor Sanwo-Olu who received the NYSC Board members in company of the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Special Adviser on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende explained that the support to the scheme
was to inculcate in the Corps members a high sense of commitment and responsibility in discharging assignments handed to them in the course of the service year, including their ad hoc engagements in electoral process.
According to the Governor, Lagos pays a monthly stipend for Corps members that is about three times higher than what other States pay, because of the need to make them comfortable and enable them contribute their efforts towards development.
He charged Corps members on transparency and integrity in any national assignments entrusted to them, and particularly appealed to those who will be engaged as ad hoc staff in the general elections to see the task as one to be discharged with a high sense of responsibility and impartiality.
Tge Governor assured the Board members that the relocation of the scheme’s activities to the proposed permanent site in Agbowa was on course, and acceded to the Board’s request of additional ambulance for Lagos NYSC Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja for quick response to medical emergencies.