Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the state Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps Scheme, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, have called on corps members to make themselves valuable assets to the nation.
According to them, corps members can achieve this by contributing positively towards the development of the areas of their primary assignments.
The two, who spoke during the closing ceremony of a three-week orientation course organised for the 2013 Batch A corps members at the Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos camp of the NYSC on Tuesday, also urged them to desist from acts capable of destroying their future and that of the scheme.
Fashola, who was represented by the state Chairman of the Governing Council of NYSC and Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed, advised corps members to shun truancy and other forms of untoward behaviours, including cultism, that could destroy them and tarnish the NYSC image.
The governor advised the corps members to explore the state with the view to enjoying facilities government had provided for the wellbeing of the people.
Earlier while welcoming dignitaries to the ceremony, Adeyemi said that the NYSC had during the three-week orientation programme equipped the corps members with skills needed to function effectively in their places of primary assignments.
Also, Kogi State Governor, Capt Idris Wada, said the state government would ensure the protection of members of the NYSC as well as other residents in the state.
He spoke on Tuesday during the closing ceremony of the 2013 Batch ‘A’ corps members deployed to Kogi State.
According to him, the state government will provide the necessary peaceful environment for the youth corps members.