Gov. Sanwo-Olu urges Corps members to put lessons learnt from the service year to use
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu has today urged 2021 batch 'B' corps members deployed to Lagos State during their Passing-out Ceremony to put to use the lessons learnt from their Service Year including hard work, diligence and tolerance.
According to Mr Sanwoolu, these lessons will be impactful in helping them to further appreciate the diversities of the country.
Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, who was represented at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Sesan Ogundeko (MNI) commended the corps members for the zeal and determination with which they displayed their services to the socio-economic, educational, cultural and political development of their host communities.
He said 'Some of you served in areas where you were faced with various challenges which has broadened your horizon and perception of life and I am happy to note that in spite of these challenges, you kept your spirit up and ensured you completed the service year successfully.'
Meanwhile, as the Corps members are discharged, 4707 corps members have been certified to leave the corps, joining the larger society in their quest to find their feet in the economic strata of the nation.
In her address to the corps members, State Coordinator, NYSC Lagos, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, urged the corps members to make use of the opportunities provided through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme and the funding options included.
The State Coordinator also encouraged the corps members to take opportunities provided by Jobberman and Grand Oak Ltd who were available at the Passing-out Ceremony venue to scout for graduate employees to fill their ranks.
In her final words to the corps members, she said 'As we discharge you from Service today, continue to contribute to the development of the scheme and be its Ambassador. Do not wait for what your country will do for you rather, ingeniously see what you can do for this nation, for by this, we will attain an enviable height in no time.'
Also, as a way to distinguish corps members who have distinguished themselves during the Service year, three Corps members were recognized for their meritorious service, while one among them was singled out for State Honours Award.
Corps member Kolawole Oluwatumininu (LA/21B/2467) sent 50 pupils of primary and secondary schools back for learning by providing them with 100 pairs of uniforms, 100 pairs of stockings, 50 school shoes, 50 school bags, 1,200 note books, 100 Biros, Pencil, Sharpeners and other stationery.