Anti-corruption CDS created in
Epe courtesy Youth Alive Foundation (Lagos) in partnership with ICPC. On Friday
May 31st 2019, YAF Lagos in partnership with ICPC hosted a sensitization
program for about 100 Corp members present at the general CDS where 27 Corpers
were selected and inaugurated to form the pioneer anti-corruption CDS group in
The inaugurated Corpers took the
oath of membership and vowed to uphold the tenacity of Integrity, they also
promised to act as anti-corruption ambassadors during and after their service
year. Corp members were pulled out from existing CDS groups to form the new
Anti-Corruption CDS group.
The formation of the CDS group in
Epe was necessitated by Y-PAC’s intervention plans focusing on Epe as a target
community, it became critical to have the Anti-Corruption CDS in Epe, the group
of Corp members will act as peer educators and mentors in their respective
places of primary assignments.
The general CDS which started at
12pm with Mrs Afolayan who spoke on behalf of the Lagos state coordinator of
the NYSC expressed how lucky the Corp members were to have the special CDS
group in Epe, she shared some of the wonderful works the CDS group has been
doing at the state level and urged Corp members to seize the privilege and make
the best use of their national service year.
She then introduced the ICPC
spokesperson who also spoke extensively on the expected activities for the
inaugurated Corp members.
Mr Chamberlain who spoke on
behalf of YAF received the Corpers and charged them to be committed advocates
in the war against corruption.
The Corpers who were very much
excited about the new CDS expressed their readiness to join their fight against
corruption, they however asked that YAF should keep her support system close by
and be ready to guide them along as they embark on this trip with the CDS.
Mr Chamberlain reassured the corps
members that they will be empowered before sending them out on field as peer
educators and mentors.
The inauguration was successful
and the young CDS group constituted her leadership structure on this same date,
also decided on their meeting days, the general consensus adopted Thursdays as
their meeting days.