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NYSC swears in 1,688 corps members in Nasarawa state



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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has inaugurated 1,688 youth corps members of the 2024 Batch B Stream ‘I’ set deployed to Nasarawa state for their one year national service.

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state declared the orientation course for the set open at the Magaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Keffi local government area of the state on Tuesday.

Sule, represented by Mr Ja’afaru Ango, the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, congratulated the corps members for successful completion of their academic pursuits which qualified them for national service.

He urged them to pay attention to the content of the three weeks orientation course and by-laws of the scheme as they served as guiding principles throughout the service year.

He also urged the corps members to reflect on the weight of the responsibilities that lies on them, adding that their service transcended geographical boundaries.

The governor assured the youth corps members of the government’s statutory responsibility to their security and general well-being.

He also lauded the NYSC management, stakeholders and collaborating agencies for their dedication to service and abiding faith in the core objectives of the scheme.

“We shall continue to provide the needed support that will improve the scheme’s capacity to deliver on its mandate.

“While wishing you a successful, hitch free and rewarding orientation course, I enjoin you to shun all forms of vices and to participate in actively in the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development training that will prepare you for economic development.

“May your experience in this orientation course be evolutionary and be filled with personal growth and lasting friendships,” he said.

In his remarks, Alhaji Abdullahi Jikamshi, Coordinator of the scheme in the state lauded the attitude of the new corps members posted to the state since the commencement of the orientation course especially their response to training.

“They have adjusted well enough to camp life. Their enthusiasm and resilience have created an atmosphere of unifying purpose which bodes well for a successful orientation course,” he said.

He then urged the corps members to sustain high level of discipline and enthusiasm they have demonstrated so far, adhere to camp rules, respect constituted authority and actively participate in all activities.

“Your cooperation is pivotal in maintaining order and harmony essential for a successful orientation experience.

“Therefore embrace the learning opportunities therein, forge meaningful connections and let this period be a chapter of growth in your personal journey,” he said.

Jikamshi also expressed gratitude to the state government for its unwavering support to the NYSC in Nasarawa state, adding that the support had been instrumental in creating an environment conducive to the success of the scheme.

“We look forward to further collaborations in the spirit of nation-building,” he added.

Olukayode Babalola

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