The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed no fewer than 1,935 corps members under Batch ‘C’ stream ‘l’ to Kano state for the one-year mandatory service.
The Kano state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba disclosed this during the swearing-in of the Corps members on Thursday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp Kusalla in Karaye Local Government Area of the state.
“As at midnight on Wednesday, we have registered 1,935 corps members posted to Kano state, out of which 967 are males while the remaining 968 are females,” he said.
The NYSC Coordinator added that the corps members were expected to undergo various physical training and skill acquisition training programme during their three weeks orientation course in the camp.
He, therefore, called on them to remain calm and be serious during the training, especially on skill acquisition programmes so that they could be self-reliant during the service and after.
“You are all aware that NYSC is a scheme that parades a pool of Nigerian graduates, pooled together from various institutions of higher learning from within and outside the country with a purpose of building a strong, indivisible and egalitarian entity.
“I, therefore, implore you to utilise your stay in the camp maximally, as some of your predecessors who heeded to this counsel are today employers of labour, not job seekers.
“Some of them have succeeded in establishing their own businesses in Kano and contributing positively to the growth of Nigerian economy”, he said.
In his remarks, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje congratulated the corps members for successful completion of their academic programmes.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was represented by the newly appointed Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Ado Lakwaya.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that the contributions of young Nigerians graduates through the NYSC in areas of education, agriculture, health care service delivery and infrastructure have been very admirable.
“These virtues have undoubtedly been complementing various policies of governments towards achieving the desired objectives”, he said. (NAN)