From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State Government has urged corps members posted to the state to take advantage of the free skill acquisition training in the camp.
The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, stated this during the swearing-in of the 2022 Batch B Stream 1 corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to the state held at Wamakko town, the headquarters of Wamakko Local Government Area recently.
Governor Tambuwal also pledged to enhance the welfare for the corps members, stressing that the scheme has over the years played a vital role in achieving national integration, social, cultural and physical development of the country.
Tambuwal, who was represented by the state coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba, during the event at the Permanent Orientation Camp, enjoined the corps members to sustain the tempo and to be vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.
According to him, the dearth of employment opportunities in the country made the NYSC in it wisdom to introduce the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department (SAED) into its orientation course content.
Tambuwal also promised to prioritize their security and welfare irrespective of any part of the state they are posted to.
He said: “With the security challenges in the country now, but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State.”
In his remarks, the state coordinator of the scheme, Alhaji Nakamba urged the corps members to be disciplined, saying camp life is not an easy one but regimental.
He stated that NYSC would reward dedicated corps members at the end of their service year, stressing that if they want to be beneficiaries, they could start from the camp.
The state Chief Judge, Justice Muhammad Sa’idu Sifawa administered the oath to 1,467 corps members comprising 707 males and 760 females. Sifawa, who was represented by the Chief Magistrate, Maryam Muhammad, also urged them to be good ambassadors of their various communities and be law-abiding in discharging their assignment.