Metro Youth Development

7,350 youth corps members pass out, 25 found wanting in Lagos

At the passing-out ceremony of 7,350 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members from the 2022 Batch C, Stream 2, in Alimosho Local Government Secretariat, Lagos, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa, revealed that 25 corps members were found wanting during their service year. Baderinwa explained that out of the total, 23 would have their service year extended, while two others would be remobilized for various offences.

Addressing the discharged corps members, Baderinwa urged them to continue contributing to the nation’s development, expressing optimism that they had acquired knowledge, ideas, and skills during their service year. Emphasising the country’s need for their contributions post-service, she encouraged them to leverage the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme to enhance their certificates and address unemployment.

“Don’t be idle; engage in jobs that can add value to your life and in a manner that won’t jeopardise your future or bring you and your family to disrepute,” she advised. The state coordinator reminded them of the reality that not everyone would secure white-collar jobs, encouraging them to explore opportunities and make meaningful contributions to society.

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