A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Batch B 2013 member in Lagos, Ackley Ufot, has launched a series of Community Development Service (CDS) projects in Araromi and Oworonshoki Primary Schools.
The project, which was commissioned by the Senior Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Primary Education, Mrs Abosede Ottun, included the construction of a security post, a four-unit ultramodern toilet, donation of free UTME forms to candidates, presentation of 1000 copies of exercise books and five white boards to the schools.
Abosede commended the corps member for the gesture. ‘’I am so happy for this kind of initiative you put up. God will continue to support you in your endeavours and by His grace, your development will not go unnoticed and will pave way for your dream job,’’ she said.
Ackley thanked his sponsors for making the project possible.
One of the sponsors, Mr. Okafor Paul, a staff of Pedoquasphere International Limited, said: ’’I urge other corps member to follow Ackley’s example and bring up a good plan to develop communities. Initially when he came up with this plan, we doubted his ability but today we are very happy for a job well done. Those who have similar ideas should not hesitate to forward them to us. We promise to always give our support.’’
Other sponsors of the project included SJ Technologies, Mind the Gab, Etisalat, among others.
Chairman of Kosofe Local Government Area, Mr S.O. Ogede, said it was the first time the community was witnessing such gesture from a corps member.
The Baale of Kosofe, Chief Onalaja, Head teachers of both schools and NYSC officials at the event commended Ackley for the gesture.
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