Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday said sustainable economic development could only be built on a foundation of sound education.
The governor made the remark in a message to the closing ceremony of Batch ‘A’ Stream 2 Orientation Course of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kaduna.
His message was presented by his deputy, Mr Barnabas Bala, who represented him.
El-Rufai said that the government adopted the policy of engaging a greater percentage of corps members in the education sector with view to providing a sound base upon which its Change Agenda could be realised.
He urged the corps members to pursue the realisation of their goals in practical terms by taking their host community as their home and contributing to its upliftment.
The governor assured the corps members that the state would continue to pay their allowances as and when due.
“Kaduna State Government will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to discharge your responsibilities, “he said.
In his speech, Mr Hilary Nasamu, the NYSC State Coordinator, appealed to the state government to sink more boreholes at the camp as most of those available had dried up.
He thanked the corps members for their discipline and charged them to demonstrate the same attitude in their places of primary assignment.
Nasamu advised them to desist from acts capable of denting the image of the scheme.
He warned the corps members against truancy, saying that they must settle down in their places of primary assignment.
Nasamu encouraged them to adapt quickly to their new environment and blend well with their host communities.
“I implore you to reciprocate this goodwill by contributing to the improvement of your host communities.”(NAN)

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