…urges Nigerians to emulate Buhari’s humanitarian efforts
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has urged well meaning individuals as well as corporate bodies in the country to take a cue from the Nigeria’s first Lady, Aisha Buhari towards providing necessary support to Corp members.
It would be recalled that Aisha Buhari had recently donated a mobile clinic and well equipped ambulances to the scheme during an event in Abuja.
Shuaibu stated this during the swearing in of Batch A stream one Corp members for Orientation at Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He also urged corps members to take advantage of camp activities as the orientation programme was designed to prepare them ahead of the challenges they would face in future.
While Commending the National Assembly for organising a public hearing towards the passage of NYSC trust fund, Shuaibu said the Trust Fund, when established, would engage and empower corp members at the end of the service by making them self-reliant.
The DG NYSC also reiterated the commitment of the scheme for the overall well being and safety of corp members while urging them to be good ambassadors of the scheme.
” As you are already aware, one of the major objectives of NYSC is the promotion of national unity and integration. This informed your deployment away from your States of origin and your assemblage here from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
” This policy will not only offer you the opportunity for broader understanding of the country, but also entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony, and shirred vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria.
” Let me also remind you that the oath of allegiance you have taken today is significant, as it is expected to guide your conduct in the Service Year as well as have everlasting influence on your life after service.
”You are also enjoined to familiarize yourselves with the provisions of the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws,” he said.
He, therefore, urged corp members to sustain the high level of discipline and enthusiasm especially by remaining compliant with the Camp rules and regulations.
Also, the FCT Coordinator of the scheme, Alhaji Suleman Abdul called on the Corp members to acclimatise at ease with the Camp environment by observing all the extant rules and regulations.
Abdul noted that there would always be a reward system for hardwork, special contributions and all exemplary achievements.
He also urged them to align themselves willingly and dutifully with any of the committees on camp to contribute their quota towards the success of the orientation programme.
Earlier the Chief in the FCT, Justice Hussain Baba represented by justice Olukolade Adeniyi stressed the need for the Corp members to imbibe the significance of the oath of allegiance as provided in the NYSC Act.
No fewer than 2,277 Corp members took their oath of allegiance during the ceremony.