NYSC Commended For Promoting Peaceful Coexistence

NYSC Commended For Promoting Peaceful Coexistence

By David Christopher, Lafia

The National Youth Service Scheme, has been commended for promoting peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

This assertion was made known in an exclusive interview with AljazirahNigeria by some of the Batch B stream  corps members posted to Nasarawa state,  at the end of the three weeks orientation course held at Magaji Dan Yamusa permanent orientation camp Keffi on Tuesday. 

Speaking  on what they have learnt during the three weeks orientation course, the corps members Obetu Edward and Adeyemi Doris, expressed optimism that the training will go a long way in making them self-reliant, thus, commended the management of NYSC for their efforts towards ensuring their welfare.

According to the corps members, the three weeks orientation course has provided them the opportunity to learn different skills and promised to put it into proper use to complement the Federal Government’s effort in creating job opportunities through skills acquisition programmes.

Earlier in his address to the corps members, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah, enjoined the corps members to perform their duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and bye laws at their places of primary assignment to enable them succeed.

Represented by the Nasarawa state coordinator of the scheme, Abdullahi Ahmad Jikamshi, the director general warned them against engaging in local politics which according to him does not concerned them rather they should undertake personal and group community development projects which will help to uplift the living standard of the people in their host communities.

General Fadah, apart from charging them to be good ambassadors of the scheme, admonished them to also be wary of acts that portray negative image of the scheme, especially vices such as drug abuse, trafficking, cybercrime among others just as he cautioned them against unnecessary journey especially at night which poses serious danger to their lives.

The NYSC boss then appealed to corps employers to always accept corps members posted to their offices as well as make necessary provisions for their welfare just as he appreciated the Federal and state government, traditional rulers among other stakeholders for making the NYSC programme succeed and promised to deliver his duty as expected.

AljazirahNigeria gathered that a total of 1,190 corps members comprising that of Nasarawa and FCT took part during the three weeks orientation course featured the inspection of the corps by the state coordinator, Abdullahi Ahamad Jikamshi, as well as the march past the by the corps members.

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