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NYSC ranks Lagos most-friendly state

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has ranked Lagos as the most friendly State to the scheme.

Chairman, 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.

“Lagos Government, without being prompted, pays quarterly subvention to the scheme in the State, This is a major progress for NYSC, because we know what the scheme is going through in other states”.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who received the board members in company of the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and Special Adviser on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, 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.

“Whoever gets posted to undertake the national youth service in Lagos will have the best of their time. We are happy that our modest contributions have been acknowledged by the NYSC and appreciated”.

According to the Governor, Lagos pays a monthly stipend for Corps members that is about three times higher compared to other states.

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.

Reporting Omolara Omosanya; Editing by Muzha Kucha