Over the years, many people hustle to do their NYSC in Lagos state. You might have questions such as “why do many people rush Lagos?”, “What makes makes Lagos so competitive?” Or “What is so special about doing service in Lagos?” Whatever your question might be, this article will answer it.
So, in this article, we shall look at top 10 reasons many people want to do their NYSC in Lagos state.
Do you know that in every 100 prospective corps members (PCMs), 50 want so in Lagos, 20 want Abuja, while other states will share the remaining 30.
Recent study shows that many people are desperate to serve in Lagos state. Many of them are ready to up N50,000 to work their way to Lagos.
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Top 10 reasons many people want to do their NYSC in Lagos
Many people want to do NYSC in Lagos because of the following reasons;
1. Job opportunities
If there is anything a graduate wants, it should be a job. In Lagos state there are lots of job opportunities waiting for you.
In Lagos big companies, most of them are foreign companies. They pay their workers in dollars.
If you do your NYSC in Lagos State, at least you’ll have the opportunity to submit your CV to one of the biggest companies in Nigeria.
2. Lagos Vibe:
Good vibes also contributes to make Lagos an exceptional state in Nigeria.
If you have been in Lagos, you might have discovered the good vibes.
Lagos is actually a big city in Nigeria that got everything for everybody.
So, no matter where you come from, Lagos has something for you.
If you say you no like money, abeg give me that one wey dey for your pocket…lol.
One of the reasons many people want to serve in Lagos is because of money. Lagos state pay up to N15,000 for state allowance, aside N19,800 regular pay by FG. Although, there is a plan to increase it to N31,800. You can check NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria
If you’re posted to a private establishment, the PPA allowances is also worthwhile.
So, as a Corps Member, you will make money in Lagos. Apart from money, Lagos Corps members are always special.
4. Connection & Network
Another reason many people want to do NYSC in Lagos is because of connection. They are aware of the connection and networking opportunities available for anyone living in Lagos. You can easily get connected to people that will help you in life.
All the best musicians, comedians, footballers, and more, have home in Lagos.
Many of them are not Lagos indigen but they come from their various states to make Lagos their home.
Viewing centers, clubs, studios, hotels etc are everywhere in Lagos. Once someone in Nigeria discovers his talent, the first place to go is Lagos. If you don’t go to Lagos, you have not started.
6. Opportunity for Professional Studies
In other states in Nigeria, you might find it very difficult to find a professional course to boost your CV. But in Lagos, every professional course is available unless that course is not in Nigeria.
Interesting things is that these courses will be available in every nook and cranny in Lagos state.
Some Prospective Corps believes that there will be an opportunity to date Lagos girls if they do their NYSC in Lagos.
They heard about Lagos girls a lot, and want to use the opportunity of serving the fatherland to strike.
Also, the availability of Sugar mummies in Lagos state give some naughty guys sleepless night.
They want to become rich overnights during their NYSC service year by dating sugar mummies. If women are one of the reasons you want to serve in Lagos, I pity your life.
8. CV Booster
Serving in Lagos can give you acceptable work experience that will boost your CV.
If you serve in a Company in Lagos, that means you can serve in company in Nigeria.
So, sometimes when applying for job that requires about a year experience, you can use the name of an organization you worked with during your NYSC.
And since the company is based in Lagos, that would give you an advantage.
Many ladies think serving in Lagos will bring them close to their dream rich guys, maybe someone as rich as Davidoo.
Funny enough, this is another dumb reason to serve in Lagos.
It doesn’t work that way. But if you believe you will make it that way, I wish you luck.
10. Lagos Mentality
There is no doubt that all these Nollywood movies have given us some mindset that no matter what, you will make it if you travel from village to Lagos.
There is one funny movie about a poor village boy who sold everything he had to go Lagos. After few months, he came back as a rich man. In reality, it is never that way.
How PCMs see Lagos and some other states in Nigeria
- Lagos is like USA
- Abuja is like UK
- Ogun is like Germany
- Enugu is like Dubai
- Akwa Ibom is like France
- Kano is like Saudi Arabia
- Borno is like Afghanistan
- Add your own in the comment section below.