Vanguard (Lagos)

9 January 2013

Nigeria: 100 NYSC Members Rewarded

Over a hundred outstanding Nigeria Youth Corps Service members for the period of 2010 - 2011 have been rewarded with a training program by the U.S Consulate in partnership with Gordon Barrett, a Human Resource Organization, for their selfless commitment to work.

The training program which was aimed at preparing them for the future to bring about a better Nigeria economy, was held at the Public Affairs Section of the U.S Consulate Lagos, and using "The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People", the U.S Public Diplomacy Officer, Rhonda Watson, expressed the importance of determining specific goals and ways of achieving such goals through the seven habits, stating that, " When you sow a thought, you reap an action, sow an action, you reap a habit and then from habit to change, and as young adults, you should continue to learn and teach others on how to proactively choose their responses to circumstances, rather than reacting without regard for the consequences."

Also addressing the participants, Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Barrett, Ms. Tazir Ajala, urged the youth to be more resilient in their different levels of capabilities to ensure a better and prospective Nigeria.

Ms. Tazir also commended the U.S government in recognizing the importance of the work of the Youth Corps members, by way of rewarding them with the training workshop, one of the laudable programs embarked upon by the U.S President, Barack Obama administration to empower the Nigeria youth.

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