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

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SOKOTO – Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State says the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme is playing a key role in the sustenance of peace, cohesion and stability in the country.
 Wamakko said this in Sokoto on Thursday at a send-off  ceremony for the 1,168 Batch “B’’ corps members deployed to the state.
“NYSC is the most unifying factor in Nigeria, next to the military, and without it Nigeria will have been a different 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 that the nation’s education sector would have collapsed without the contributions of members of the scheme.
The governor was represented by Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board and Permanent 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 State,’’ Tambuwal said.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Thomas Yamma, said no disciplinary case was recorded against any outgoing corps member.
“This is the first time in the history of the creation of the scheme in 1973 that 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 low-key nationwide due to the prevailing security situation in the country.
Three corps members bagged the state honour awards, while eight others received commendation awards. (NAN)

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