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Aliyu Pledges Support For NYSC Scheme

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Aliyu Pledges Support For NYSC Scheme

Onuminya Ochowechi in Sokoto 

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

Aliyu made the disclosure on Tuesday at the joint orientation exercise of Corps Members deployed to Sokoto and Zamfara State , at the permanent orientation camp, Wamakko, Sokoto during the opening/swearing-in of the 2023 Batch C, Stream 1I corps members deployed to the state for one year mandatory national service.

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

Aliyu also urged the corps members to participate actively in all camp activities to boost their citizenship, leadership skills, assuring that his administration will continue to support the scheme to achieve its set aims.

He assured them that the state government would not joke with their security and welfare, stressing that a conducive environment was 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 will win an award it will start right from the camp.

She explained that camp activities are regimental,hence a need to imbibe the spirit of discipline to cope with daily camp activities.

“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, Alhaji Usman Yakubu Yaro explained that corps members deployed to the state had been all 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, stakeholders for the roles they played in the camp

The highlight of the event was the administration of National and NYSC 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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