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NYSC seeks Lagos NUJ’s support to promote unity, end unemployment

By Adaku Onyenucheya
22 December 2021   |   3:06 am
The Co-ordinator, Lagos State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Eddy Megwa, has appealed to Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to assist in making the national scheme successful in Lagos State.

Assistant Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Philip Nwosu (left); Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Joyce Madaki; Chairman NUJ, Leye Ajayi; Coordinator, Lagos State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC); Eddy Megwa; Secretary NUJ, Tunde Olalere and Ex-Officio, Laide Awosanya during the 2021 NYSC media relations recap in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: ADAKU ONYENUCHEYA

The Co-ordinator, Lagos State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Eddy Megwa, has appealed to Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to assist in making the national scheme successful in Lagos State.

Megwa made the call during a media chat with the Lagos State NUJ team led by its Chairman, Lere Ajayi, held in Ikeja, Lagos.

He said the media had played a crucial role in sustaining the national scheme for 48 years despite criticism to end the scheme.

The state co-ordinator said the scheme had promoted national unity and integration, inter-marriage and had shaped the economy, as well as ended tribal differences with the posting of corps members to various states to serve.

He also commended the media in helping the scheme to curb unemployment rate in the country through its skills acquisition department that has empowered the corps members with the needed skills to be self-employed and become employers of labour, rather than waiting for white collar jobs.

On his part, Ajayi assured that the media would support the NYSC in giving good reportage that would promote the scheme.

He, however, urged the NYSC to ensure protection of corps members from insecurities in the country.