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NYSC swears in 1, 734 corps members deployed to Sokoto, Zamfara




Chief Judge of Sokoto state, Justice Sa’idu Sifawa, on Tuesday swore-in 1, 734 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to Sokoto State and Zamfara.

The Newsmen reports that the corps members comprised 646 males and 614 females for Sokoto while for 285 males and 189 females are for Zamfara stare.

Justice Sifawa was represented by Justice Sanusi Shehu, while corps members are under the 2024 Batch A stream 2, orientation exercise.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony in Wamakko permanent orientation camp, Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State pledged enhanced welfare for the corps members posted to the state.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Aminu Dikko, Aliyu said the scheme had over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration.

According to him, it has boosted the social, cultural and physical development of the country and urged the corps members to sustain the tempo.

He enjoined corps members to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.

Aliyu promised to prioritize their security and welfare irrespective of any part of the state they were posted to.

“You know the security challenges in the country now, but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State,” the governor assured.

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Aliyu urged them to imbibe discipline, promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians, in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.

He further enjoined the corps members to uphold good morals during their training, interact and integrate freely with their host communities starting from the camp.

The Chairperson, NYSC Governing Board and Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Youths, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Bello Yusuf, urged the corps members to be disciplined, stressing, ”if they will win an award it will start right from the camp.

“ The local, state and national award is given to an outstanding corps member based on his or her performance during the service period and is based on merit,” he said.

Yusuf thanked Aliyu for the prompt payment of state allowance to the corps members.

Earlier, the NYSC State Coordinator, Alhaji Usman Yaro, said that camp activities were regimental, enjoining the corps members to inculcate the spirit of discipline.

Yaro said the combined orientation was directed by the national headquarters, saying that Zamfara NYSC officials also joined the exercise.

He thanked all the security agencies, camp officials and state government for their logistical support.

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