Sokoto Gov Pledges Support for NYSC Scheme

Sokoto Gov Pledges Support for NYSC Scheme

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The Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Ahmed Aliyu, has pledged to give maximum support to programmes and activities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Aliyu made the disclosure yesterday at the joint orientation exercise for corps members that were deployed to Sokoto and Zamfara States at the permanent orientation camp in Wamakko, Sokoto, during the opening/swearing-in of the 2023 Batch C, Stream 1I corps members. 

The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Aminu’ Haliru Dikko, enjoined the newly sworn-in corps members to render quality service to the state and the nation at large that depend on them for quality service and leadership.

Aliyu also urged the corps members to participate actively in all camp activities to boost their leadership skill.

He assured them that his administration would continue to support the scheme to achieve its set aims.

According to him, the state government would not joke with their security and welfare since conducive environment is essential for good service.

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 would win an award it would start right from the camp.

Hassan explained that camp activities are regimental, hence the need to imbibe the discipline to cope with its daily activities.

She said: “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 thanked the governor for the prompt payment of state allowance to the corps members.

Earlier in his welcome address, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Usman Yakubu Yaro, explained that corps members deployed to the state had been registered and gradually adjusting to the demands of the orientation exercise.

He commended the governor for his unflinching support to the scheme.

Usman also thanked the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, for his royal blessing.

He appreciated the Nigerian Army, police, civil defense and other paramilitaries and stakeholders for their roles in the camp.

The highlight of the event was the administration of national and NYSC’s oaths on the corps members by the State Chief Judge, Justice Muhammad Sa’idu Sifawa, who was represented by Justice Fatima Ahmad Suka.

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