NYSC FOSTERS NATIONAL UNITY â€“ SHINKAFI
Governor Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi of Zamfara State has said that National Youth Service Corps [NYSC] scheme is the only programme remaining that integrate the people and foster unity. He urged people to support the scheme [NYSC] adding that it is a noble idea which also promotes even development through systematic deployment of vibrant labour forces across the country.
The Governor gave the advice during the swearing in ceremony of the 2010 Batch 'B' Corps members held at the permanent orientation camp in Tsafe.
'NYSC scheme is one o the most important and outstanding legacies of the early leaders of the country as it brings about youthful Nigerians from diverse backgrounds to act and regard themselves first as belonging to same entity regardless of their religious and cultural differences.'
According to him, induction into the NYSC scheme is in recognition of members' potentials to deliver the much desired socio-economic development of the nation. 'We expect a lot from you since you possess the requisite knowledge and character to move this nation forward', he stressed.
He assured corps members of his administration's determination in providing an enabling environment for the success of the scheme in the state. 'I enjoin you to be steadfast in the discharge of any assigned responsibility in the camp and subsequently your places of primary assignment. I would like to also assure the NYSC management of my government's unflinching support for all the activities of the scheme from orientation course to passing out.'
The Governor who was represented by the deputy governor Alhaji Muktar Ahmad Anka maintained that the present administration's resolve to complete the state NYSC permanent orientation camp remains despite the economic meltdown. In her welcome address, the state coordinator, Mrs. Lois B. Meller said the scheme is vital to the country as it has been identified as a catalyst for national integration and transformation.
Meller added that the orientation programme is carefully packaged to provide for the physical and mental needs of the corps members and also designed to equip the corps members for the service year challenges. 'It is meant to encourage you to embrace the good and discard unwholesome activities such as cultism, theft and related misconducts',she said.