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Use your talents, energy for nation-building, Niger governor advises corps members

The governor said that corps members were agents of socio-economic change and national transformation.

• February 21, 2024
Gov. Umaru Bago
Gov. Umaru Bago [Photo: Daily Trust]

Niger State governor, Umaru Bago, has urged corps members to channel their talents and energy positively to contribute their quota to national development.

He said this at the inauguration of the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 prospective corps members deployed to Niger State at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Paiko on Tuesday.

Mr Bago, represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development, Yahaya Gulbin-Boka, said that the corps members were agents of socio-economic change and national transformation.

He said, “It is my ardent hope that you will lift the country to enviable heights. The NYSC has been able to sustain its mandate of instilling discipline in the youth especially at a time when moral value is at all time low in the country.’’

He urged the corps members to be security conscious anywhere they find themselves, adding that security was everyone’s business.

Earlier in her welcome address, NYSC Coordinator in the state, Olayinka Abdulwahab, said one of the objectives of NYSC was to promote national unity and integration.

She said the oath of allegiance was important and expected to guide their conduct in the service year and significantly influence their lives after service.

Mrs Olayinka urged the corps members to adjust to and acquaint themselves with the NYSC act and bye-laws.

She advised them to engage in skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development that allows them to realise their potential and attain individual feats during and after service year.

Secretary to the Niger State Government and Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Abubakar Usman represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Sport, Dr Nuhu Nagasaki, said the issue of welfare of corps members would be prioritised.

Chief Justice of the state, Hajiya Halima Abdulmalik, represented by Zainab Aliyu, administered the oath of allegiance on the corps members.


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