Some Lagos residents who live in Victoria Island have never visited Ikeja, the state capital, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
Concise News reports that the president made this known while receiving delegates of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
He also commended the former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, for introducing the NYSC as a means of uniting Nigeria.
He described the scheme as a laudable one that needs to be sustained as it affords the opportunity for Nigerian youths to understand the country better.
“Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC. It is nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme,” he added
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, the President noted that the scheme has made the youth to know their country better and understand other cultures, adding that Lagosians who have never visited Ikeja can find themselves in other parts of the country.
“People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt,” he stated.