COMMISSIONER FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS, YARGWA, REPRESENTS GOVERNOR SULE AT NYSC PASSING PARADE IN LAFIA; URGES OUTGOING CORPS MEMBERS TO BE CHANGE AGENTS

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Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, has called on outgoing 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to be innovative and determined to discover the avalanche of opportunities that abound in Nigeria so as to become self-dependent.

The call came during the Passing-Out-Parade(POP) exercise held at the Lafia Square, in Lafia, on Thursday, 7th July, 2022.

Governor Sule congratulated the Corps Members deployed to the State on their successful service to their fatherland, charging them to be good ambassadors of the country wherever they may find themselves.

He implored them to activate the gains of their exposure through the various skills acquisition programmes of the Scheme during their service year in order to become self-reliant, job creators and change agents in the society.

While commendinng the Corps Members for making significant contributions in engendering social and cultural harmony and national cohesion notably in the areas of education, census exercise, elections, entrepreneurship, youth and women empowerment, skills acquisition, sustained campaign against HIV/AIDS pandemic and other humanitarian services, the Governor urged them to key into the various policies and programmes of the Federal Government aimed at youth empowerment, self-employment and economic advancement.

He described youth as pillars and fulcrums on which the aspirations for national transformation depends on, hence the need for them to take seriously the responsibility reposed in them as future leaders of the country.

The Governor said he believed that the service year had exposed the Corps Members to the core values of the Scheme anchored on patriotism, integrity, commitment efficiency, hard work and teamwork, values he described as vital ingredients necessary for the unity and socio-economic prosperity of the country, urging them to be critical stakeholders for the regeneration project of the country by shunning acts capable of destroying Nigeria and its sanctity.

He commended the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Abdullahi Ahmed Jikanshi, and his Management as well as other critical stakeholders for their continued support to the success of the Scheme.

The State’s number one citizen stressed that his administration would continue to provide all needed support to the Scheme to succeed.

In his earlier address, State Coordinator of the NYSC, Abdullahi Ahmed Jikanshi, stated that a total of one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-nine(1,859) Corps Members were successfully released into the labour market, while thirteen(13) were sanctioned with the extension and outright repeat of their service year for flouting various rules and regulations of the Scheme, ranging from absenteeism, gross indiscipline and outright abscondment.

He disclosed that it was a mixed service year as the Scheme recorded major achievements among which were humanitarian services like the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers which provided free medical services to over 6000 rural dwellers and NYSC Environmental Sanitation Exercise; and some challenges, including the death of some Corps Members during their national service, but singled out two of the outgoing Corps Members, Adebayo Adenike Comfort with State Code Number NS/21B10158 and Nafiu Oluwafunmilayo Tosin with State Code Number NS/21B2865, who distinguished themselves at their places of primary assignment by going an extra mile for excellence.

Jikamshi thanked God for the successful completion of the service year.

He appreciated the Nasarawa State Government for the onerous support.

He commended Governor Abdullahi Sule’s positive gesture for the assistance and provision of an enabling environment for the Corps Members to perform their duties effectively.

The NYSC State Coordinator also thanked the good people of Nasarawa State and other critical stakeholders for their unalloyed support to the Scheme.

He, however, pleaded with the Nasarawa State Government to lend its voice towards the successful passage of the NYSC TRUST FUND BILL.

Among the State Government’s functionaries who also attended the occasion were Commissioner for Legal Matters and Special Duties, Barr. Hannatu Abimiku Bala; SSA to the Governor on Sports Affairs, Comr. Hamza Ibrahim Moyi and Covering Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Umar Abubakar.

Highpoints of the event were the presentation of awards of meritorious service to the two Corps Members who distinguished themselves during their service year and parade mounted by the Youth Corps Members.

Eche Amos
PRO,
Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

07/07/2022.

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