By Gabriel Dike, Lagos
The outgoing Lagos State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Mr. Eddy Megwa yesterday described the corps members as agents of national cohesion and a force to be reckoned with in national assignment .
Megwa, who revealed it at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘A’ stream 2 orientation course, said from what he observed among the 2,115 corps members deployed to the state of Lagos, that there is hope for the country.
According to him, throughout the two weeks of orientation, the members of the corps worked as a team, which indicates that they are agents of national cohesion.
The coordinator commended the 2,115 members of the corps for working as a team during orientation and acknowledged their zeal to serve their father’s land.
“By working as a team despite coming from different states, you have shown that the future is bright for this country,” he said.
Megwa reminded the corps members that a lot is expected of them during the main mission, adding, “Young people on the outside will see you as their role model. So don’t disappoint them.
He urged the 2,115 members of the corps to accept wherever they are assigned for their primary assignment and contribute their quota to develop the community.
He said after two weeks of orientation, the 2,115 members of the corps have been deemed worthy of learning and character, so they are ready to serve the nation in different capacities.
The Coordinator acknowledged the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for their continued interest in the welfare of the Corps members.
He confirmed that due to lack of facilities, corps members deployed in Lagos State have been dislodged in Osun, Ogun and Ekiti States.
Regarding the permanent camp, he said Governor Sanwo-Olu has shown his commitment to complete the project which would have modern facilities such as a skills acquisition center and also stop the dislodging of corps members to other states.