The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has pleaded with the Lagos State Government to ensure the speedy completion of the seven thousand-capacity new orientation camp in the Ikorodu area of the state.
Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, made the plea during a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his office at Alausa, Ikeja.
The new orientation camp is said to occupy ten hectares of land and was allocated the service corps scheme by the Lagos State Government in 2015
According to a statement by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC had designed a prototype for the orientation camp project to accommodate seven thousand corps members and six hundred camp officials.
According to the statement, the DG also urged the state government to provide land for the construction of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Lagos for corps members to be trained in various vocational skills.
In the same manner, Gov. Sanwo-Olu tasked NYSC to focus on training corps members in entrepreneurship.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the 21st century economic development strategy of his administration was premised on technology and entrepreneurship, urging the NYSC to initiate programs in that regard.