Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos on Thursday charged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state to abide by the laws.
Fashola, represented by Dr Wale Ahmed, Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, gave the charge at the swearing-in of 2,151 2013 Batch `B` corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
He assured the corps members that the state government had put necessary things in place to ensure their safety.
"Do not hesitate to report any security threats you become aware of, to the camp and state authorities.
"The service year comes with great expectations from host communities; therefore, your leadership attributes will be better enhanced during the orientation programme,’’ he said.
The governor told the corps members that the state looked up to them for physical transformation and generation of ideas that would enhance its socio-economic development.
He said that the orientation was designed to equip them for enormous tasks ahead.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC Coordinator, Lagos State, said that corps members would be subjected to paramilitary drills, unarmed combat and martial arts as well as advocacy programmes of national interest during the orientation.
She said that the corps members would also benefit from skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes during the three-week programme.
"The orientation course is aimed at instilling in you leadership qualities of perseverance, diligence, dedication, determination, loyalty, integrity, zeal, courage, self reliance and discipline,’’ she said.
According to her, it is expected that all the corps members will develop confidence, care, character and competence after the orientation.