The 2021 Batch “A” Stream Two Corps Members giving Three Hearty Cheers at the end of their Passing-Out Parade in Lagos.
National Youth Corps Members have been urged to keep up the spirit of hard work and dedication they demonstrated in Lagos State towards combating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, wherever they find themselves after the service year.
This will enable them to impart the socio-enonomic life of any society positively.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the advice in a message to the Passing-Out Parade of the 2021 Batch “A” Stream Two Corps Members posted to Lagos State, held at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministy of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr
Sesan Ogundeko, Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked the Corps members for performing excellently well in supporting government in its drive to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time they came into the state for their national mandatory service last year.
He however, advised the Corps members to utilise the entrepreneurial skills they had acquired on the platform of the NYSC during the mandatory National service effectively, so that they could create jobs for themselves and employ others.
Governor Sanwo-Olu charged them to be good ambassadors of the NYSC and their families wherever they found themselves in the larger society.
He also urged the Corps members to continue to be law abidding and avoid flamboyant lifestyle.
In an addresss, the NYSC Lagos State Cordinator, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa thanked the Lagos State government for supporting the NYSC in the state over the years.
While she gave the assurance that the NYSC would continue to expose Corps members to various entrepreneurial training, she urged the outgoing Corps members to make judicious use of the traning they had acquired during the service year for the good of themselves and the nation at large.
She however, announced that while Five Thousand and Seventy-Four corps members will be recieving their dispatch certificates at the event, twelve Corps members would be repeating the service year due to various offences they commited during the mandatory National Service particularly, abandonment of duty post.
Mrs. Baderinwa expressed the NYSC’s condolence to the families of Corps members that lost their lives in the course of the 2021 Batch “A” Stream Two service year.
A minute silence was observed in honour of the falling heros.
The Corps Members later gave three hearty Cheers to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu after the service year was declared closed.