Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Governor, Mr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, has pledged to enhance the welfare of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state.
Aliyu gave the pledge yesterday at the swearing-in of the 2023 Batch C Stream 1 corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wamakko.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Youth and Sport Development, Mr. Jamiliu Umar Gosta, said that the scheme has over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration, social, cultural and physical development of the country and urged the corps members to sustain the tempo.
The governor enjoined the corps members to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.
He promised to prioritise their security and welfare irrespective of any part of the state they are posted to.
“You know the security challenges in the country now, but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State,” he said.
Aliyu urged them to imbibe discipline and promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.
The governor further enjoined the corps members to uphold good morals during training; interact and integrate freely with their host communities starting from the camp.
On her part, the Chairperson, NYSC Governing Board and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths, Sport and Social Development, Ms. Aishatu Hassan, urged the corps members to be disciplined, stressing that if they will win an award it will start right from the camp.
“The local, state and national award is given to an outstanding corps member based on his or her performance during the service period and is based on merit,” she said.
She thanked the governor for the prompt payment of state allowance to the corps members.
Earlier NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Usman Yakubu Yaro, said that camp activities were regimental and enjoined the corps members to inculcate the spirit of discipline.
The Chief Judge of Sokoto State, Justice Sa’idu Sifawa, represented by Justice Kabiru Ahmad swore in the 1,430, corps members that comprised of 1030 corps members from Sokoto and 400 from Zamfara State.