Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday said the state would engage corps members serving in the state in the construction of a permanent NYSC orientation camp at Agbowa in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The governor made this known during a courtesy visit by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim and his management team at Alausa, Ikeja.
Receiving the team on behalf of the governor, Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat advised the NYSC management to deploy its engineering graduates currently serving in Lagos State to design the plan for the proposed camp, assuring them that the government would provide necessary support for the project.
“By involving those corps members that are engineers and serving in Lagos in the project, it will expose them to the world of work and broaden their knowledge in their field of specialisation.
“You can organise a competition for them to come up with various building plans and the NYSC will adopt the best out of them.
“We understand the essence of the scheme because we were once corps members too.
“Involving the corps members would make them to key-in into the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Scheme meant for corps members generally.”
In his remarks, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim appealed to the state government to provide accommodation for Corps members.
“We have over 26,631 corps members at present serving in the state and we are expecting over 2,000 corps members for the Batch `B’ orientation in June.
“So, we need more space to accommodate them,” he said.