The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Mobalaji Ogunlende has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to take advantage of the Skill Acquisition Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programs in order to benefit from the Employment Trust Fund start-up capital.
He made this statement at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 Batch C, Stream 1 of the NYSC, held at the Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
He emphasised that the opportunity provided by the scheme through SAED and other programs would create an enabling environment for the corps members to achieve greatness.
Ogunlende, who was represented by Sesan Ogundeko, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, congratulated the 2,690 corps members made up of 840 males and 1850 females.
He mentioned that the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund was partnering with the NYSC in the state.
“Lagos is a land of excess possibilities which can translate the dreams of many who aspire to be great to reality.
”I, therefore, admonish you to take all aspects of the orientation course very seriously.
“Ensure you imbibe the values of the scheme, endure minor inconveniences, maximise the resources available and get yourselves acquainted with information that will be provided.
“Carve out for yourself a pathway to greatness so that you can be a reference point that your parents and institution that can be proud of.
“Note that SAED initiative was developed and added to the NYSC scheme to help you acquire skills, become self-sufficient and accomplished entrepreneurs,” he said.
The NYSC state coordinator, Yetunde Baderinwa, also urged the corps members to fully participate in all camp activities and elections, with a sense of responsibility and patriotism.
The oath of allegiance was administered by Justice Busola Okunuga, representative of the Chief Judge of Lagos State.
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