From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has charged the 2023 Batch C Stream I corps members posted to the state to transfer the skills they acquired during their three-week orientation exercise to their host communities.
Sule gave the charge on Tuesday during the completion of set’s orientation course ceremony, held at the Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Keffi Local Government Area ( LGA) of the state.
Sule represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Mallam Ja’afaru Ango
urged the corps members not only put into use the training and skills acquired during the three weeks exercise but also step down the training and skills the people of their host communities especially the youths and adolescents in the communities.
The governor expressed delight with the conduct of the corps members throughout the three weeks exercise.
“It is a thing of joy to see that the orientation exercise has produced service ready corps members who would selflessly support our development efforts in Nasarawa state,” he said.
“The effort will help them to develop a positive mindset and the self esteem needed to keep them off the streets and be gainfully engaged.
“Remember this I one of the many ways through which you can give back to the scheme and the nation,” he said.
Sule assured the Corps members of the friendly, peace-loving and hospitable nature of the people of the state and urged the corps members to feel free to relate with them as their fathers, mother’s, brothers and sisters.
“Therefore I urge you to embrace your postings in good faith as they have been do e in line with the posting policies of the scheme and the felt needs of the state.
“Your postings towards the books and crannies of the state is geared towards achieving the objectives of the scheme and also towards bringing development to the grassroots,” he added.
Earlier in his remarks, , Coordinator of the Scheme in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Jikamshi commended the 1895 corps members for the successful completion of the orientation exercise.
He disclosed that since the exercise started, no casualties have been reported in any of the camp activities that the officials and corps members have participated in.
The state coordinator urged the corps members to maintain the spirit of patriotism, diligence, and perseverance that they ingrained throughout the orientation exercise, as they begin their service year.
Jikamshi also called on them to undertake personal and group Community Development Service (CDS) projects that will help to uplift the living standard of their host communities and also promote the relevance of the scheme as a catalyst for national development.
“I also encourage you to build on the skills acquired on camp through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme by availing yourself of opportunities for paost-camp training as this will go a long way in empowering you for self reliance,” he added.
The state NYSC coordinator also urged corps employers to guarantee the wellbeing of corps members assigned to them by accepting them at all times.
He expressed his gratitude to Gov. Sule, for his administration’s intention to start construction on a multipurpose hall with a capacity of 3,000 people at the orientation centre.