AMINU Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto State on Tuesday challenged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to explore the country’s potential for its growth and development.
Tambuwal also urged the corps members to use the skills they acquired in camp to set up viable ventures that would add value to their lives.
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, made the remarks at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch A, Stream 1 Orientation exercise in Wamakko.
Tambuwal urged them to be law-abiding, dress moderately and shun any form of provocation during their stay in the state.
He encouraged the corps members to associate freely with members of the community they are deployed to, and strive to promote unity at all times.
The governor also urged them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and assimilate some aspects of the culture.
Tambuwal also advised them to promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians in addition to their becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.
“The nation is faced with enormous challenges of development and meeting them needs collective efforts,’’ Tambuwal said.
Earlier, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Philip Enaberue, said 95 percent of corps members deployed to the state have been posted to teach in schools.
Enaberue said 2,066 corps members were posted to the state out of which 1026 are males, while 1040 are females.
According to him, the posting is part of efforts to support the state government in the education sector.
“Your Excellency Sir, the NYSC management in the state is mindful of the focus of your administration, which declared emergency in education sector.
“The emphasis which you placed on education has necessitated the posting of about 95 per cent of the corps members.
“They will be posted to schools located in all communities including the hinterlands,’’ he said.
The coordinator urged corps members to exhibit positive attitude to their employers at places of their primary assignments.
“There is no doubt in my mind that if you exhibit positive attitude to your employers, they will go to any length to make you comfortable throughout the service year,’’ Enaberue said.
He urged the corps members to intensify efforts toward contributing positively to the development of their host communities.
“I urge you to move to host communities, settle down quickly and identify one or two things you feel is the need of the community, articulate and execute them,’’ Enaberue said.
Also speaking, the state Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, said that the corps members had demonstrated exemplary conduct during the orientation exercise, expressing hope that they would not relent in their endeavours.
Ladan urged them to join forces with government in fighting corruption, drug abuse and other social vices in the country.
He said that distinguished corps members would receive awards from state government and Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar at the end of their one year service.
Ladan noted that there would also be sanction against any corps member found wanting.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a minutes silence was observed for late Ihe Fortune-Ihieche, who died on April 14, following a brief illness. (NAN)
– Apr. 16, 2019 @ 03:05 GMT |