NYSC plays key role in Nigeria’s peace, stability – Wamakko

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SOKOTO – Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto says the National Youths Service Corps () scheme is playing a key role in the sustenance of peace, cohesion and stability in the country.
 Wamakko said this in Sokoto on at a send-  ceremony for the 1,168 Batch “B’’ corps members deployed to the .
is the most unifying factor in Nigeria, next to the , and without it Nigeria will have been a entity.
“The scheme has become indispensable to Nigeria’s unity, peace and socio-economic prosperity,’’ he said.
Wamakko also said the scheme had thrived and cemented the nation’s diverse peoples, irrespective of the diverse ethnic, religious and cultural differences.
He further noted the nation’s education sector would have collapsed without the contributions of members of the scheme.
The was represented by Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, Chairman of the Governing Board and Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare and Culture.
In his speech, the chairman of the governing board, Tambuwal urged the corps members to continue to be disciplined, loyal and patriotic to the country.
“You should continue to be good ambassadors of your various families, the scheme and Sokoto ,’’ Tambuwal said.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Thomas Yamma, said no disciplinary case was recorded against any outgoing corps .
“This is the first time in the history of the creation of the scheme in 1973 we are recording this feat,’’ Yamma said.
Yamma commended the state government, Sultanate Council of Sokoto and the people of the state for their sustained support to the scheme.
He said the passing out parade was -key nationwide due to the prevailing security in the country.
Three corps members bagged the state honour awards, while eight others received commendation awards. (NAN)