Sokoto Gov promises enhanced welfare for corp members

Sokoto State Governor Ahmed Aliyu has pledged enhanced welfare for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state.

Aliyu gave the pledge at the swearing-in of the 2024 Batch A stream 2 corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wamakko on Tuesday.

Represented by the chief of staff of the government house, Aminu Dikko, the governor said the scheme has over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration and the social, cultural, and physical development of the country and urged the corps members to sustain the tempo.

The governor enjoined them to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.

He promised to prioritise their security and welfare, irrespective of any part of the state they are posted to.

“You know the security challenges in the country now, but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State,” he said.

Aliyu urged them to imbibe discipline and promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians, in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.

The governor further enjoined the corps members to uphold good morals during training, and interact, and integrate freely with their host communities, starting from the camp.

The Chairperson, NYSC Governing Board and Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Youths, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Bello Yusuf, urged the corps members to be disciplined, stressing, ” If they win an award, it will start right from the camp.

“ The local, state and national award is given to an outstanding corps member based on his or her performance during the service period and is based on merit,” he said.

Yusuf thanked Aliyu for the prompt payment of state allowance to the corps members

In his remarks, the NYSC state coordinator, Alhaji Usman Yakubu Yaro, thanked the governor for his unflinching support and contribution to the scheme.

The coordinator thanked all security agencies, camp officials and state government for their logistical support.

The Chief Judge of Sokoto State, Justice Sa’idu Sifawa, represented by Justice Sanusi Shehu, administered the oath of allegiance to 1,734 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to Sokoto State and Zamfara.

The figure comprised 646 males and 614 females for Sokoto, while 285 males and 189 females for Zamfara stare.

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