Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has issued a warning to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the state against rejecting National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to their establishments. The governor expressed dissatisfaction with any attitude causing unnecessary inconvenience and hardship to corps members.
During the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream I NYSC orientation at Wamakko permanent orientation camp, the governor emphasized the government’s serious stance on reported cases of corps member rejection. He reiterated that the NYSC’s main objective is to foster unity and integration among Nigeria’s diverse nationalities through its youth.
Governor Aliyu, represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Alhaji Umar Gosta, disclosed the state government’s policy to engage a significant percentage of corps members in the education sector. This is aimed at providing a solid educational foundation to realize the state’s transformation agenda.
He encouraged corps members to adopt their host communities as their homes and contribute to the communities where they are posted. The governor assured them of adequate security and pledged to provide an enabling environment for their responsibilities, including regular allowances.
The state Coordinator of NYSC, Usman Yakubu Yaro, commended the corps members for their discipline and commitment during the orientation. He urged them to take their good conduct to their places of primary assignment, emphasizing the opportunity to contribute to the country’s growth and development. Yaro appreciated the support of various stakeholders, including the military, police, and other security agencies, during the orientation period, where 1030 corps members participated in the three-week course.