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NYSC seeks facelift for Sokoto orientation camp

Usman Yakubu-Yaro, the NYSC coordinator in Sokoto State, has called on the state government to provide an infrastructural facelift for the permanent orientation camp.

Mr Yakubu-Yaro made the call at the swearing-in of 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 corps members posted to the state on Friday in Wamakko Local Government Area.

He urged corps members to initiate viable projects that would impact positively on their host communities during the service year, noting that the effort would contribute to the development of Nigeria.

He commended the Sokoto State government for the prompt payment of allowances to serving corps members and the provision of infrastructure at the orientation camp.

The coordinator cautioned corps members against free rides to avoid falling into criminals’ tricks and avoid unnecessary journeys during their service year.

He advised them to be straightforward on issues, build bridges and relationships with their hosts and assured them of reaping the benefits

” It is one of the assets you’ll gather here, and it’s going to help you in the future, ” he said.

According to him, 1,750 members were posted to Sokoto State, while 1,370 have already reported at the camp.

He further urged corps members to be diligent in Skill Acquisition Empowerment Development (SAED) by learning the skills because white-collar jobs were not readily available.

Earlier, Governor Ahmad Aliyu lauded the NYSC scheme’s achievements in nation-building.

Mr Aliyu, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Bello Sifawa, attributed the success to the efforts, contributions and innovations of corps members toward fostering national integration and unity.

He called on them to initiate impactful community projects and avoid insecurity-prone areas and make contributions to the admistranslation’s nine-point agenda aimed at fast-tracking the development of the state.

The NYSC state governing board chairman, A’isha Hassan, advised corps members to dedicate themselves to camp training to prepare them to be productive in future.

Justice Maryam Sifawa administered the oath to corps members. 

(NAN)

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