Shettima Urges Corps Members to Shun Hate Speech, Insecurity

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Kashim Shettima

Francis Sardauna in Katsina

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday admonished members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state to undergo one year compulsory service to shun hate speech and indiscriminate use of social media to foment trouble in the society.

Shettima disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ corps members held at the Borno State NYSC temporary orientation camp, located at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Training College, Katsina.

He said the society is currently facing a lot of challenges ranging from insecurity and hate speech, hence the need for youths to avoid act capable of truncating their futures by contributing positively to the development of the country.

“In Borno State, our attention is focused on the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement programmes of our people that the insurgency affected their lives negatively”.

Shettima, represented by the State Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Mahdi Gazali, however said the state government was doing everything possible within its available resources to return the state to the path of peace and development.

Speaking earlier, the state NYSC Coordinator, Rabi’u Aminu, urged the corps members to be steadfast in whatever task that might be assigned to them.

Aminu called on them not to abscond from their places of primary assignment, saying those who refuse to seek the right channel of communication before absenting themselves out of their duty post would be punished accordingly.