From Mahmoud Dansadau, Dutse
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been described as a unifying tool for the country.
The Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammad Badaru Abubakar, made the assertion while declaring open the 2021 edition of the NYSC Sports and Cultural preliminaries at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Fanisau, Jigawa State.
Represented by the Chairman, State’s NYSC Governing Board, Hon. Bala Ibrahim, the Governor said that the NYSC management was further propagating national unity by organizing sports and cultural festival which involve youths who are the beacon of hope for the country.
The Governor said that with the systematic and sustaining manner in which NYSC strives to bring together all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic differences, the country would remain united and strong.
In his words “with the scheme in place, Nigeria will remain united and stronger because it is the most realistic way that has continued to bring peace and unity to the country”
In her welcome address, the state coordinator,NYSC Jigawa State, Hajiya Aishatu Adamu, thanked the Director General for choosing Jigawa as a hosting state for Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kebbi and FCT.
She said that the choice of Jigawa was a huge credit to the state government adding that it was a further testimony that the state was one of the most NYSC friendly states in the country.
“it is equally an amplification of the state as one of the most friendly and peaceful in the country.“’She therefore encouraged the contingents from the six states and FCT to feel free to move to Jigawa State after their service year and settle as the state was still a growing one and has lots of opportunities.