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Tambuwal Urges Outgoing Corps Members To Maximize Entrepreneurship


Tambuwal Urges Outgoing Corps Members To Maximize Entrepreneurship

as 9 corps members to repeat service year, 2 receive Sultan meritorious awards

By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto

The Governor of Sokoto State Aminu.Waziri Tambuwal has urged the outgoing Batch A stream 1 corps members to maximize the Skill Acquisitions and Entrepreneurship Development learnt during the service year to enable them to be self reliance and employer of labours.

He said with the dearth of employment opportunities in the country NYSC management in it wisdom introduced the Skill Acquisition And Entrepreneurship Development to make  them viable after the service year.
Represented by his Deputy Alhaji Muhammad Manir Dan’Iya ,  Tambuwal congratulated the corps members for the completion of one year mandatory national service to the Nation.

“The service year, no doubt must have exposed you to the culture and tradition of the various people of Sokoto State,  You were deliberately put through the experience to underscore and induce in you, the spirit of unity in diversity the Governor stated. 

He noted that their successful completion of the  primary assignment phase of the service year is therefore, a mark of  their  endurance and abiding faith in the unity of this nation. 

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He maintained that their  contributions to the socio-economic development of the state, particularly in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, social services, rural development and education will be forever be appreciated by the Government and the good people of Sokoto State and the country at large.

” May I therefore, register my profound appreciation for your tremendous role in putting in place numerous community based development projects. “These commendable efforts of yours are in consonance with our administration’s resolve to provide basic socio-economic amenities to the rural areas with the aim of reducing rural –urban migration. 

He added that the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme, the fight against HIV/AIDS; polio eradication, care for patients and prevention of corona virus, environmental sanitation are praise worthy.

Tambuwal stressed that Sokoto State Government places high premium on youth development and abhors youth restiveness saying that is why we have deliberately carved out the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development out of the Ministry for Social Welfare and Youth Development, in order to mainstream youth empowerment and employment generation in our development agenda.

He further disclosed that his   administration, has always maintained a course of action that guarantees short and long term credit facilities to young entrepreneurs to translate viable ideas into meaningful endeavours.
  He  therefore implore the corps members  to utilise the various forms of experiences garnered during the service year and the opportunities available to establish small-scale enterprises, which will not only make you self-employed but also employers of labour. 

” You have been good ambassadors of your respective families and states in Sokoto State and I enjoin you to continue as good representatives of Sokoto State by showcasing to your people at home, the good virtues of peace, tranquility and mutual co-existence among Nigerians living in Sokoto State, irrespective of tribe, ethnic or religious inclination he added. 

He advised them to be  disciplined and desist from any act that would bring them , their families, state and nation to shame.
” Be steadfast in upholding the teachings and ideals of the NYSC and do not allow anybody to use you to settle political, religious or tribal differences”.

 The Governor also  commended the corps members employers in the state for their understanding and partnership in hosting, nurturing and providing welfare and proper guidance to them while in the field. 

Meanwhile the State Coordinator of NYSC Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba said out of 686 corps members that passed out 6 are to repeat the service year while 3 have their service extended for misconduct and other offences.
Nakamba however said the scheme lost a corp member at the course of the service.

He further disclosed that 2 corps members Ajayi Adeola and Yabi Samson from Ekiti and Oyo State respectively received Sultan meritorious awards.
He thanked  Governor Tambuwal and His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar for their unflinching support to the scheme.

He said Sokoto state is among the few states that have consistently paid monthly allowance to the Corps members.
He also said the state government recently released funds for the renovation of the permanent orientation camp which he said has given the camp a facelift.

He explained that all the necessary arrangements for ensuring safe returns of the Corps members to their respective home state  have been concluded.

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