—Make your service rural oriented, Tambuwal tells NYSC members
“This is because the bulk of our population with pressing needs,
aspirations and prospects live in the rural areas,” he added.
He stated this at the swearing-in ceremony of 1,821 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1
Corps members deployed to Sokoto.
Tambuwal who was represented by Deputy Governor Mannir Dan’Iya added:
“As agents of change, you are expected to impact on the lives of the people you have come to serve positively and as future leaders, a lot is being expected of you.”
He underscored the vital role of the NYSC scheme in sustaining national integration, social development, and promoting a just and egalitarian society.
“Nations today are preoccupied with the task of development in the midst of scarce resources to meet up with ever-increasing demands,” he
noted. “Our dear country Nigeria has its own internal, natural and man-made problems to contain with. You should see yourselves as agents
of solving such problems.”
The Governor added:” It is on this premise that I see your participation in the preparatory stage of the one-year national service as fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the nation.”
While noting the current security challenges in the country and the
apprehensions on every body’s mind, he described Sokoto State as the
most peaceful state in the federation, adding “your security, like that of any other indigene of the state, is thus guaranteed. “
Tambuwal urged them to carry on with the orientation activities
without any anxiety. He also pledged that the State Government would continue to leverage on its resources to give maximum support to the programmes of the NYSC scheme in the state and nation in general.
According to him, government at all levels accord topmost priority to
the welfare and security of Corps members in any part of the state.
In a remark, Director Administration, Sokoto State Ministry of Youth
and Sports Development, Hajiya Luba Usman assured of synergy between
the board and management of NYSC towards the success of the orientation exercise.
NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Mr Philip Enaberue disclosed that the
1821 corps members comprised of 975 males and 846 females.
He called on the corps members to ensure maximum discipline. “There is
no room for laxity and unruly behaviour,” he stressed.
He described camp life as regimented and deliberately designed to
introduce the corps members to the ideals of national service, to understand the people and culture of their host communities as well as
toughen them to brace up for the challenges ahead.”
The NYSC coordinator expressed appreciation to the state government
for renovating the entire block of hostel affected by May 2019 windstorm.
He described `Sokoto State as among the comity of states that could
conveniently accommodate over 3,500 corps members without stress,
given the state of facilities.
He added:” Sokoto is a historical place with friendly and progressive
people who are ready to extend their hand of hospitality to visitors.”