Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Lagos NYSC recruits soldiers at orientation camp

08 May 2015, 10:22

Lagos - The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State on Thursday said that it had recruited soldiers to provide security at its orientation camp.

Cyril Akhanemhe, the State Coordinator of NYSC, disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the 2015 Batch ‘A’ swearing-in ceremony.

He said that the Director General of NYSC, Olawunmi Jonhson, gave approval for the recruitment of the soldiers.

He assured corps members of adequate security during and after the orientation course.

"When I came to Lagos, my first visit was to the military formations, police and all security agencies; they have assured me that not one hair of my corps members will be removed.

"From what we saw during the elections, we knew that the security personnel are up to the task of securing the lives of Nigerians including the NYSC members.

"I am not afraid of the security of the corps members. More so, that my DG had given us permission to recruit new armed soldiers to do our perimeter security.

"I think they are battle ready; we are not praying for any of such, but I believe that they are on ground to ward off security challenges," Akhanemhe said.

The state coordinator said that the camp had launched its Orientation Radio Broadcasting Station on frequency 88.7 FM to provide more information for corps members within the camp.

Also read: 2,200 corps members sworn in Anambra

He said that the Chief Executive of Zanders Radio Station in Owerri , Sylvester Zanders, donated a radio transmitter to the camp and had since commenced operations.

"A limited range transmitter was donated to the camp to enable corps members to access our radio station on 88.7FM anywhere on the camp.

The official said that Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora had commended the NYSC boss for leading corps members during the 2015 elections.

He said that the corps members had performed well as well as the NYSC.

"We have lent our incredible weight to credible elections and history is there to judge us a right".

Akhanemhe said that the state would deploy its limited resources frugally, but adequately.

"Nobody can have so much funds at his disposal going by the global down turn in the economy.

"So, we are counting on our stakeholders, state government, local government and private organisations to help us in making sure that these corps members deploy their incredible talent to the development of the nation," he said.


Tags nysc lagos

EFCC arrests former FCT minister

25 October 2016, 12:27

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...