Integrate by learning culture of people, Gov Abubakar tells Corps Members

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By: Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state has enjoined Corps Members posted to Bauchi State to use the period of the service to get themselves integrated through learning the language and culture of the people, which is the main objective of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Abubakar made the appeal at the NYSC permanent Orientation camp in Wailo Wednesday during the swearing-in ceremony of the batch ‘A’ Corps Members deployed to the state.
Represented by the State Acting Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Liman Bello, the Governor said 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 a better understanding of their country and appreciation of the need for unity in its diversity.
While assuring that Bauchi is home to all Nigerians, the governor told the Corps Members that “As you settle down to learn the basics of leadership, skill acquisition, language and culture of our people you must resolve to eschew tendencies that will bring you into conflict with your immediate environment”.
“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”, he said.
He reminded the Corps Members that by fully and actively participating in all the activities and programmes of the orientation exercise, they will be preparing themselves physically and mentally for the coming challenge over the next one year.
Governor Abubakar therefore urged them to take the orientation course seriously, remain disciplined and focused on all that they will be taught by camp officials and other resource persons
Abubakar assured that his administration will continue to accord topmost priority to the security and welfare of Corps Members posted to the state both on the orientation camp and in all nooks and crannies of the state, as he directed increased patrols around Corps lodges and immediate surroundings.
About 2,000 Corps Members were sworn-in during the occasion.

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