The Lagos State government has revealed that the new orientation camp it is constructing for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will contain as many as 20,000 persons.
In an interview on the sidelines of the swearing-in of Batch A Stream 1 corps members at the Iyana Ipaja orientation camp on Thursday, the state’s NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Eddy Megwa said the camp to be located in Agbowa, Ikorodu, will be able to accommodate up to 20,000 people.
Megwa, who said he visited the site with the Lagos State team last Wednesday, said: “It might interest you to know that yesterday, a detachment of the state government and my humble self went to inspect the site – including the Commissioner for Special Duties.
All of us went to Ikorodu where the site is located. And I need to assure you; in a moment, in a jiffy work is going to start there and we are going to have it commissioned before the present Governor completes his tenure. Lagos is a state of excellence and what they are planning to do is something no other state has ever done.
They are looking at 20,000 capacity orientation camp. I tell you, by the time they are done with it, it will be an ultra-modern orientation camp never seen in the country.”