Karaye – Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has charged the 2017 Batch ‘A’ stream ll members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to use their service year towards strengthening the unity of the nation.
Ganduje gave this charge on Tuesday at the closing ceremony of the corps members’ three weeks orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Kusalla, Karaye Local Government Area.
Mohammed Garba, the commissioner for Information, who represented Ganduje, said despite their religious and cultural differences, there was the need for them to join hands and uphold the unity of the country.
According to him, you are not only to ensure that the unity remains intact, but also strengthen it beyond the present situation in the country.
“I enjoin you to identify a project that is of vital need in your host community and mobilise the people to realise the lofty ideals of the programme, and the State Government would support you.
“The good people of the state should also support and sponsor any developmental projects identified by corps members and approved by the NYSC secretariat in Kano.
Ganduje advised them to take the entrepreneurial skills they acquired during their stay in camp to improve on the lives of the people in the state.
“Your predecessors have been contributing towards the development of the state in various critical areas of education, agriculture, health including immunisation campaign and charity”.
Earlier, the NYSC Coordinator in Kano, Alhaji Ladan Baba, said the scheme had achieved its target goal through the interaction of corps members from different political, cultural and social backgrounds.
“To a great extent, these objectives have been met and at the end of this course, the initial agitations, fears and anxiety of the corps members gradually gave way to hope and determination,” Baba said.
According to him, the corps members are adequately prepared with rich, unique and worthwhile training that can provide solutions to national development challenges.
Ganduje urged them to imbibe the spirit of selfless service, industry, tolerance and discipline in their places of primary assignment.
He also admonished them to detest and shun any act that could dent the image of the scheme.