JOEY Anzaku – Lafia.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has called on Corps members serving in the state to be neutral and patriotic as they partake in the forthcoming general elections.
Governor Sule who made the call at the swearing-in of Batch A Stream One Corps Members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Keffi, said the hospitable people of the state are ready to receive them at the end of the orientation camp.
Represented by the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Ambassador Lucky Isaac Yargwa, enjoined them to pay attention to all camp activities and Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Classes to be self-reliant after the service year.
“As corps members, you are major stakeholders in the electoral process and will be playing a vital role in ensuring that the elections are free, fair and credible. I urge you all to be apolitical and give credence to our electoral values.’
“I wish to inform you that I have given a directive to the relevant ministry to commence preparatory works on a befitting hall,’ the Governor added.
Chairman, of the State NYSC Governing Board, and Commissioner for Special Duties, Legal Matters and Youth Affairs, Barrister Hanatu Abimiku assured corps members of maximum security and better welfare, to enable them to integrate and contribute to state and nation-building.
Earlier, the State Co-ordinator of the scheme, Alhaji Abdullahi Jikamshi stressed that every activity on camp is compulsory for all corps members hence they should actively participate and obey all camp rules and regulations.
While thanking stakeholders for their support towards the scheme, appealed to Governor Abdullahi Sule to build a three thousand-capacity multi-purpose hall at the orientation camp to enable staff and corps members to have a smooth orientation exercise.
‘Your Excellency, sir, may I remind you of our previous request for a 3,000 capacity Multi-purpose Hall at the orientation camp for your children, as a matter of urgency.’
‘The present Hall is grossly inadequate,’ he added.
The state coordinator used the occasion to sympathize with Governor Sule and his family and friends over the sudden death of his son, Hassan A.A. Sule, praying to Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest.
Some of the sworn-in corps members: Chioma Nwaniji and Mustapha Opeyemi promised to be of good behaviour during and after the orientation exercise.
A total of one thousand, one hundred and fifteen Batch A Stream One Corps members were deployed to Nasarawa State for the compulsory one-year national service.
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