The National Youth Service Corps has received assurances of ongoing assistance from the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
While hosting the NYSC National Governing Board at the Government House in Abeokuta as a courtesy visit, he let them know this.
In a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday, Abiodun welcomed the delegates led by Fatima Abubakar, the scheme’s chairman, and praised the program for its commitment to the growth of the country.
Because many of our youngsters have been exposed to the many regions of the country through NYSC, it is highly praiseworthy that the NYSC Scheme is focused toward promoting national unity and integration. Interacting with young people from other regions of the country has benefited them. This has greatly aided in promoting national unification and solidarity, he remarked during the meeting on Wednesday..
Abiodun stated that his government will continue to support the NYSC program in the State even if the state government was struggling with a lack of funding.
He committed to providing more support for the plan, including the renovation of an ambulance, connecting the orientation camp in Sagamu’s public power supply to the Ikenne Grid, which will increase the number of hours of electricity supply, and sending the State Ministry of Works to inspect the state-owned Corps Lodge in Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, to determine whether it needs to be renovated due to its dilapidation.
Earlier, the governor was thanked by the chairman of the governing board for his unwavering support of the State’s plan. She praised the Sagamu Orientation camp as being among the best in the nation.