About 1435 corps members deployed to Zamfara State for the 2023 Batch B Stream II Orientation Course have been inducted into the National Youth Service Corps scheme.
The oath taking ceremony was done by the Chief Judge of the State Justice Kulu Aliyu who was represented by Justice Abdullahi Mohammed Gusau at the Temporary Orientation Site in Gasau, the state capital.
Addressing the Corp Members, Governor Dauda Lawal congratulated the corps members for being mobilized for national service and urged them to contribute their own quota to national development.
Represented by the Commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, Alhaji Tasiu Musa Shinkafi described the scheme as a beacon of hope for the nation’s development.
He assured them of the warmth and hospitality of the people throughout their stay in the state and emphasize that, the scheme has become a rallying point for graduate youths due to the opportunity to learn the diverse culture and traditions of other people.
The Governor also urged the corps members to participate fully in the orientation activities as it will help to prepare and equip them for the challenges of service year.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Alhaji Abdulsalam Alhassan has disclosed that, the purpose of the Course is to reorientate and equip Corps Members with practical social and leadership skills to enable them scale through the challenges of the service year.
The coordinator added that, despite the regimentation of the training programme, the corps members have adapted and are participating fully in all activities.
He thanked the governor for approving repair works at the temporary orientation camp and also for the ongoing maintenance of facilities at the NYSC permanent camp in Tsafe.
Highlights of the programme was a tug-of-war display by the corps members and the presence of the representatives of Police, Civil Defence, Immigration, NDLEA and Army.
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