3,851 Lagos Corps Members Commence 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Orientation

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Three thousand, eight hundred and fifty one (3,851) fresh corps members deployed to Lagos State were sworn in on Tuesday with a charge by the State Coordinator, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa to be their best during the programme.
They were among the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members that were sworn in simultaneously in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Mrs. Baderinwa,who spoke during the event at the NYSC temporary camp, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, also informed that the number comprise 1,452 males and 2,399 females included those dislodged to Ogun and Oyo states for the orientation exercise.
Mrs. Baderinwa, who spoke on behalf of the NYSC Acting Director General, Mrs. Christy Uba, noted that the scheme was meant to prepare the youths for the complex task of nation-building.
According to her, “With the lessons of the orientation course, our young person would have imbibed national culture and values, basic lessons of human sympathy, emotional intelligence, stripped of tribal sentiments and armed for leadership skills to drive the nation aright in their stress of specialty at the end of the course.”
She reminded them that their call to join the vanguard of youths in the service of the fatherland is a notable one.
She urged them to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the programme to be the best they can be.
The State Coordinator appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for proving that issues bothering the welfare of the corps members were of immense concern to the state.
She cited the donation of double bunk beds, mattresses and pillows for the comfort of the corps members.
She also commended the activities of collaborating agencies for their support over time.
In his address, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Youths, Sports and Special Duties, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlede, congratulated the new corps members for their successful graduation from their different institutions.
He urged them to take the orientation seriously, especially the skill acquisition programme which would prepare them to become entrepreneurs as not everyone might employment after their service year
He stressed: “You are commencing your mandatory national assignment at a very auspicious and critical period of our national development as the next circle of elections will hold next year.
“Let me use this opportunity to encourage those of you who will be called upon to participate in the conduct of the elections to do so with a high sense of responsibility and patriotism.”
He commended the state coordinator and his team as well as the supporting agencies for their roles and urged them to keep the tempo.
The swearing-in and oath-taking by the fresh corps members were conducted by Justice Oluwatoyin Atinuke Odusanya, who represented the State Chief Judge.

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