The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has reassured the National Youth Service Corps of continuous support in the state.
He made this known while receiving the NYSC National Governing Board at the Government House in Abeokuta, during a courtesy visit.
In a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday, Abiodun, who welcomed the delegates led by its chairman, Fatima Abubakar, commended the scheme for its contribution to national development.
The governor then described the NYSC as a “right step in the right direction.”
“The NYSC Scheme is geared towards national unity and integration which is very commendable because many of our children have been exposed to the different parts of the country through NYSC. It has helped them to interact with fellow youths from other parts of the country. This, to a very great extent, has promoted national unity and integration,” he said during the meeting on Wednesday.
Abiodun said even though the state government was facing the challenge of paucity of funds, his government would continue to support the NYSC scheme in the State.
He promised more support for the scheme, specifically in the refurbishment of an ambulance, connection of the public power supply of the orientation camp in Sagamu to the Ikenne Grid, which promises more hours of electricity supply, as well as sending the State Ministry of Works to assess the dilapidation of the state-owned Corps Lodge at Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta for possible renovation.
Earlier, the Governing Board Chairman appreciated the governor for his unalloyed support for the scheme in the State. She described the Sagamu Orientation camp as the best in the country.