The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tuesday swore in 1,895 corps members of the 2023 Batch C, Stream I set deployed to Nasarawa state with an assurance for their safety and welfare.
Governor Abdullahi Sule gave the assurance while declaring the three-week orientation course open during their swearing-in ceremony at the Magaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Keffi local government area of the state.
Sule, represented by the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Ja’afaru Ango, congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of their academic pursuits, which qualified them for national service.
He then assured them of his administration’s statutory responsibility to their welfare, security and general well-being.
“Let me place on record that Nasarawa state is peaceful. So be rest assured of your security, welfare and general well-being. Security is a top priority of my administration as indicated in the robust synergy between the state and security agencies,” he said.
“We shall continue to provide the needed support that will prove the scheme’s capacity to deliver on its mandate.
“While wishing you a successful, hitch free and rewarding orientation course, I enjoin you to shun all forms of negative vices and participate in your Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development training that will prepare you for economic development,” he added.
In his welcome address, Abdullahi Jikamshi, coordinator of the scheme in the state, lauded the attitude of the corps members since the commencement of the orientation course which he described as outstanding with regards to their response to training.
“They have quickly acclimatised to the camp environment and have started engaging in activities. This is highly commendable,” he said.
He then expressed gratitude to the governor for giving a listening was to the chairman, NYSC governing board and commissioner for youths and sports development over the needs of the NYSC in the state as presented to him.
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