By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday hosted youth corps members serving in the state to a Sallah feastÂ with a call on them to always strive to build the Nigeria of their dream.
Speaking at the event attended by hundreds of the corps members at the Government House, Sokoto, last Saturday night, Tambuwal commended them for their sacrifice and dedication to nation-building.
He said despite the challenges facing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and the nation, the youths should not lose focus as Nigeria will come out of it stronger.
â€œWe believe in the oneness of this country. Nigeria is better off and greater as one strong nation.
â€œEvery nation and country have their respective challenges. What we are facing in Nigeria is a passing phase, and I believe we shall come out of it stronger.
â€œAs youths, you are all talented in your own rights and as leaders, it our duty to lay solid platforms which will help you all to excel in your chosen careers. In Sokoto, we are happy with your contributions to the development of our state.
â€œFor those of you who want to remain here with us after your service year, we will encourage you to stay. For those who want to go back home after your service, we pray to God to return you to your homes safely,â€ he said.
While expressing their appreciation to the governor for his care and concern for their safety and welfare, the corps members described Sokoto as the most peaceful state in the federation.
One of the corps members who gave her name as Benedicta and a graduate of Data Analytics from one of the universities in Cyprus, expressed gratitude to the governor for hosting them.
â€œComing here has changed a lot of negative perception I have about Nigeria, the North and Islam. The people here are humble, hospitable and caring,â€ she said.