Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, enjoined Corps members posted to Bauchi State to use the period of their service and get themselves integrated through the learning the language and culture of the people of the state.
The governor represented by the state Acting Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Liman Bello stated this yesterday during the swearing-in ceremony of about 2000 batch “A” corps members deployed to the state at Wailo camp where he said such attitude is main objective of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme.
He explained that one of the major achievements of the post civil war administration of General Yakubu Gowon was the introduction of the NYSC scheme that accords Nigerian youths of having a better understanding of their country and appreciation of the need for unity in its diversity.
He assured that Bauchi will always serve as home to all Nigerians and stressed the need for such corps members to learn the basics of leadership, skill acquisition, language and culture of our people once settle down in their various places of work.
“This is another opportunity to place on record our appreciation of the critical role of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in our progress, growth and developmental drive through the efforts of both the scheme and Corps members in Bauchi State”, the Governor said.
Governor Abubakar therefore reminded the Corps members that by fully and actively participating in all the activities and programmes of the Orientation exercise, they would be preparing themselves physically and mentally for the coming challenge over the next one year, hence the need for them to take the Orientation Course seriously, remain disciplined and focused on all that they are taught by camp officials and other resource persons.
He stated that his administration will continue according topmost priority to the security and welfare of Corps members posted to the State both on the Orientation camp and in all the nooks and crannies of the State, saying he has ordered for the increased patrols around Corps lodges and immediate surroundings.