Thursday, July 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has described the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme as an important instrument of national unity and integration.
Ganduje made the remark at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch B Corps members held at the NYSC permanent orientation camp Kusalla, Karaye local government area on Thursday.
Ganduje, who was represented by the Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammad Garba, said the the scheme initiated 45 years ago, remained an important tool for uniting Nigerian youths irrespective of their religious and ethnic differences.
He charged the corps members deployed to the state to be committed to the experience they would acquire during the orientation programme.
He assured them that his administration was committed to providing adequate security throughout their stay in the state during the service year.
In his remarks, the state NYSC Coordinator, Malam Ladan Baba, said the over 2,400 corps members comprising
1,159 males and 1,221 females were registered.
According to him, the objectives of the scheme is to acquaint the corps members with the geography, socio-cultural, political and economic setting of the state and the nation.
He charged the corps members to make the best use of what they would learn during the orientation course to enable them to be self-reliant after the service year.