- President Muhammadu Buhari says some persons who live in Victoria Island, Lagos have never visited Ikejai area of the state
- The Nigerian president highlights the importance of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) program in uniting Nigerians
- Buhari says a former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon deserves commendation for introducing the NYSC as a means of uniting Nigeria
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, February 6, said some persons who reside in Victoria Island in Lagos have never visited Ikejai area of the state.
Buhari made the statement at the presidential villa when highlighting the importance of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) program, Channels TV reports.
The president told some corps members, who had come to thank him for increasing their monthly allowance from N19,800 to N33,000 that the program had enabled Nigerians to travel to places they ordinarily would not have visited.
“People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt,” he stated.
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President Buhari said a former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon deserves commendation for introducing the NYSC as a means of uniting Nigeria.
In another report, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been brought into the limelight following an act of honesty that he carried out.
The young man caught the attention of members of the internet community, after a social media user identified as @ill_yha on Twitter, posted his photo and shared a story about what the young man did.
According to @ill_yha, the Kaduna state corps member returned an extra N33k allowance that was paid into his account for his monthly upkeep. Instead of pocketing the entire N66k, the young man called the attention of NYSC officials to the anomaly and refunded the extra amount.
Meanwhile, the Delta government has built a 700-capacity hostel in the state's National Youth Service Corps located at Issele-Uku.
The governor of the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa inaugurated the facility on Thursday, February 6, while assuring the NYSC management in Delta of his government's continuous support.
The governor had visited the camp in 2018 and expressed concerns over the poor state of the facility back then.
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