Every year, we have thousands of graduates coming out from universities and other tertiary institutions, and it is mandatory to serve your country for a year after graduating.
Many always end up moving to bad places for service and ends up not making most of their service year. It is not every states that most graduates yearn to serve their nation in, and that is why this article focuses on discussing the various states that one can carry out his NYSC program in.
What is NYSC?
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme was initiated after the Nigerian Civil war, to rebuild and help restructure the country. All the ancient and indigenous fluids in our country gave root to the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 which stated that the NYSC is being established “with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity”.
What is the Best State for NYSC Posting for Corps in 2022
After many years since NYSC was introduced to Nigeria, many states and areas in the country have been visited by corps members, after these years, they are some countries that graduates always prefer to go, because they believe is the best state to visit for NYSC. After many considerations, and due to many other factors, Lagos state is set to be the best state to visit for NYSC. Lagos State, being one of the state’s citizens of Nigeria is believed to be the land with many opportunities, is set to be the best state for service.
What Makes Lagos State Better than others?
Lagos states, being the commercial capital of Nigeria, is number one in the ranking for highest paying states for NYSC, they are known to be the highest paying states for corpers, and also as known by all, Lagos state is also known for its many opportunities, which can also give the Corpers the opportunity and chance of earning more through other hustles.
When we are talking about security, we know right now in Nigeria, there are some states, especially the northern states that people are running away from, because of insecurity. Lagos state is rated to be the safest state for corps members, Lagos State has the highest security for corps members.
Any graduate in the country will always be looking for a state in which they can establish themselves, or even get a good-paying job to help them grow financially, as we all know, Lagos state has many big and well-known companies in the country, which means they are good job opportunities for fresh graduates serving their country.
Corp members who are under the Lagos state ministries are being paid N10,000 in addition to the federal allowance given to the corps members by the country, and those working in local governments are being paid N5,000. This is far more than other states are paying their Corpers, which makes it the best state for NYSC.
Being posted to Lagos is more of luck than choice because they are so many graduates also looking for the same Lagos state.
HISTORY OF LAGOS STATE
According to Lagos state government “Lagos State was created on May 27, 1967, following the virtue of States [Creation and Transitional Provisions] Decree No. 14 of 1967 which restructured Nigeria’s Federation into 12 States.
Prior to this, Lagos Municipality was administered as a Federal Territory by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Lagos Affairs as the regional authority, while the Lagos City Council governed the City of Lagos.
Equally, the Metropolitan areas [Colony Province] of Ikeja, Agege, Mushin, Ojo, Ikorodu, Epe, and Badagry were then administered by the Western Region Government. The State took off as an administrative entity on April 11, 1968, with Lagos Island serving the dual role of being the State and Federal Capital respectively.
However, with the creation of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja in 1976, Lagos ceased to be the capital of the State, as this was moved to Ikeja. Similarly, with the formal relocation of the seat of the Federal Government to Abuja on 12th December 1991, Lagos ceased to be Nigeria’s political capital. Nevertheless, Lagos remains the nation’s economic and commercial capital.
According to extant political records, “Lagos is to the people of Nigeria, what the head is to the body of an individual”
Policy Focus/Driving Values
● Public-Private Partnership
● Private Sector-led Growth
● Rule of Law, Transparency, and Accountability
● Good Governance and Participatory Planning
● Environmental Sustainability
● Gender and Socio-Cultural Sensitivity
● Human Capital Development
● Policy Documents
● Lagos State Development Plan [LSDP] 2012-2025
● Lagos Economic Survey Report, 2010, Lagos State Government/GDP
● Lagos Household Survey Report, 2012, Lagos State Government
● Reports of the Annual Lagos State Economic Summit [Ehingbeti] [7 Editions]
● Ten-Point Agenda [TPA]
● Lagos State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy, [LASEEDS]
● Lagos Local Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy, [LALEEDS]
● Annual State Budget Estimates and Presentation Addresses
● Millennium Goals Report 2010 – 2011
● Investment Opportunities in Lagos State, 2008
● Profile of Lagos NEPAD City, UN-Habitat/Lagos State Government, 2004
● State of Lagos Megacity and Other Nigerian Cities Report, 2004, Lagos State
Core Investment Areas
● Housing [New Towns Development, Mortgage Financing, Site and Services Schemes]
● Integrated Mass Transport System: Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail/Metro-line, Ferry Services and Transport Terminals
● Refuse Collection and Waste Recycling Plants [Environment and Sanitation]
● Power Supply and Development [IPP and Gas Plants]
● Refineries and Petrochemicals
● Water Supply and Development [Mini/Micro Waterworks]
● Technology Incubators/Business Parks
● Agro-industrial products [Coconuts, Citrus Fruits, Rice, Oil Palm, Maize and Fishery]
● Water Transportation [Ferry Services]
● Ceramics and Glass manufacture
● Information and Communication Technology [Digital Villages, Resource Centres]
● Health Facility Improvement and Development
● Circular Roads/Bridges Development and Tolling
● Tourism Development [180km Coastland/Waterfronts]
● Development of Free Trade and Export Processing Zones [EPZ]
● Ports Development [Lekki, Ojo and Badagry]
● Heliport/Airport Development.
● Solid Minerals – Clay [Tiles, Blocks and Pottery]; Silica [Ceramics/Glass products]
Almost every graduate in Nigeria, is always hoping to serve in Lagos state, Lagos state is a state known for its vase opportunities, and thus every eligible corper would always want to serve in Lagos state.