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President’s NYSC Honours Award  2019: Meet Joshua Temidayo Makinde, Only LASU Recipient

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Joshua Temidayo Makinde


For young Joshua Temidayo Makinde, gaining admission into the Lagos State University’s 2007/2008 academic session was an achievement on its own as it was a path to building a career but little did he knew that after six years, he would get a national recognition for distinguishing himself from his peers.


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Joshua Temidayo Makinde is the only graduate from LASU in the list of the 168 corps members awarded on Friday, April 26th 2019, the President’s NYSC Honours Award for his outstanding Community Development Service projects during his service year.



The ceremony chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo did not just recognized the Cross River Batch A ex-corps member for the 2014/2015 set but also offered automatic employment and scholarships for the awardees to undertake postgraduate studies of their choice in any institution within the country.


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Makinde who was first awarded the Governor’s award at the state level for emerging the overall best within the state after due inspection, was awarded on the grounds of the quality of projects embarked upon during his service year.



BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the awardee was involved in projects that includes; sensitization of students on drug abuse in different schools in Obudu, Cross River State, construction of sign posts at cyclist park junction, donation of plastic chairs for corps members CDS meeting and renovation of Corpers Lodge.




The award ceremony was a joint one as it awarded corps members from the year 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.


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The President’s NYSC Honours Award, which was introduced in 1974, is aimed at encouraging corps members to contribute to national development by embarking on community development projects among others.




It was also instituted to reward excellence in service and to encourage coming corps members to imbibe the spirit of dignity in labour and national integration.



One of the criteria used for the selection of winners was corps members who carried out community development services diligently and completed them.



Another measure was those whose community development projects had direct and positive impacts on the communities where they served and those who were committed during the orientation course.

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