MRS Olutayo Samuel, the Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Delta, says the scheme is one of the symbols of unity holding Nigeria together as an indivisible entity.
Samuel made the assertion on Saturday at the Unity Torch Match, in commemoration of NYSC at 48 held at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NYSC was created on May 22, 1973 as an avenue for the reconciliation, reconstruction, and rebuilding of the nation after the civil war.
“We are celebrating a great scheme that clocked 48 in May this year; we are celebrating the scheme that has kept the nation as one.
“We are celebrating NYSC at 48 years, and the unity of the great nation. We are celebrating our love for one another.
“That is why today we have come to showcase and appreciate what God has given to us that is keeping us together as a nation,” she said.
Commenting, Adaeze Uzoma, a Corp member, said before her graduation, she has always thought that NYSC was one of the biggest storm to cross.
“To me, the biggest accomplishment I have had is going for youth service,” Uzoma said.
Also, Daniel Agada another Corp member, said that NYSC had been a unifying factor in the country.
“If we must preserve peace, progress, then unity must not just be a mantra, but a lifestyle which NYSC has been an advocate of,” he said. (NAN)
June 5, 2021 @ 17:35 GMT