By Martha Agas
Mangu(Plateau) – Ms Caroline Embu, the State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Scheme(NYSC ) in Plateau , has said that the corps’ annual culture carnival will harness the talents of corps members for greater opportunities.
Embu said during the Batch B Stream 2 culture carnival at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
She said the event was organised to promote Nigeria’s cultural heritage, expand the frontiers of friendship and help imbibe tolerance amongst corp members.
“The carnival is targeted at fostering national unity, integration, tolerance and patriotism.
“The main focus is deliberate exposure of multi culture in order to understand, celebrate and promote our cultural heritage while appreciating our unity in diversity,”she said.
The state coordinator said that the culture carnival was celebrated to ensure that corps members appreciated the multicultural diversity of Nigeria and learn to coexist with people from other cultures.
“The culture carnival was introduced into the content course of the orientation camp, to further enhance the objective of the scheme, and also build lasting relationships, ” she said.
She said Nigerian culture being showcased at the carnival was geared toward attainment of nationwood, patriotism and unity of purpose.
In her remarks, the camp Director, Mrs Rifkatu Daniel, lauded the efforts of corps members in learning the culture of other ethnic groups within a short time.
She said it was a sign that people can coexist harmoniously through conscious efforts to understand and tolerate differences in other culture in their presentations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Platoon nine which represented the Izong culture from Niger Delta emerged the best in the cultural competition.
Other awards presented was the best dressed camp official which was won by Mrs Rifkatu Daniel, the camp Director, and the most active camp official amongst others.