National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ranked Lagos as the most friendly State to the scheme.
Chairman of the NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, explained that Lagos remained the only State across the federation supporting the scheme with quarterly subvention to keep activities going.
Abubakar disclosed this on Monday when she led members of the Board on a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina.
The scheme’s Board chairman commended the State Government for setting up state-of-the-art security apparatus at the Iyana Ipaja NYSC Orientation Camp and for prompt payment of State allowances to Corps members.
In her words:
“We are aware of what the State Government has been doing for NYSC in Lagos. We have found out that Lagos is one of the most friendly States to the scheme. Our State coordinator has full access to all Government stakeholders, which is the reason the scheme is being run smoothly in Lagos.
“Lagos Government, without being prompted, pays quarterly subventions to the scheme in the State. This is a major progress for NYSC, because we know what the scheme is going through in other States. This is something unique and we convey our appreciation to the Governor for this opportunity.”