Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has urged Nigerian youths to imbibe renewed spirit of patriotism, stressing that more than ever, there was the need for collective involvement in the promotion of national unity.
This is just as he described the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) as one of the most enduring initiative with the potential of addressing nagging national issues.
Governor Bello stated this yesterday at the NYSC orientation camp in Kabba, during the closing ceremony of Batch ‘B’ stream 1 Corps members deployed to the state.
Addressing the 1,981 Corps members mobilised to the state, Governor Bello charged them to distinguish themselves in their various areas of primary assignment and urged the host communities to be receptive and accomodative to the corps members.
He lauded the existing synergy between INEC and the scheme, noting that the collaboration where the Corps members serve as ad-hoc staff during elections has enhanced the credibility of the nation’s electoral system.
In a rare show of magnanimity, Governor Bello announced cash gift of N10,000 to each of the Corp members, as well as a promise of N5million to the family of the state NYSC assistant director who died after a brief illness during the orientation exercise.
In her remarks, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Ahile Omolara Oludolapo commended the state government for its support to the activities of the scheme in the state.
She described Governor Bello as a pride to the youth of the country, noting that posterity would remember him for providing facelift and critical amenities at the camp.
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