By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Kano State Government has called on the newly deployed corps members in the state to shun all acts that may cause threat to the relationship with their host communities during their service year in the state.
The State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the call during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch C Stream I Corps Members Orientation Course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kusallah Dam in Karaye Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna also called on them not to commit any act that will tarnish the good image of the scheme or their families, adding that immoral behaviours such as drug abuse, cybercrime and thug actions should also be avoided.
He also acknowledged that the roles of the corps members in significant tasks over the years have impacted in all aspects of national development, adding that participation of the corps members as ad hoc staff of INEC and other election duties is widely acknowledged and appreciated by all Nigerians.
“You must therefore consider it a national duty and uphold all the lofty ideals of the scheme and remain conscientious in the discharge of all assignments given to you,” he urged.
He further charged the corps members to use the various Community Development Service platforms at the grassroots to carry out public enlightenment and mobilization for change in behaviour and cultural re-orientation.
He also highlighted that the present administration has for the past three years embarked on the critical priority basic infrastructural projects across the state alongside positive expansion of education sector to bring change and create employment to the teeming young graduates in the state.
He then directed all the ministries, departments and other agencies in the state not to reject any corps members and urged them to make them comfortable, assuring the corps members that their safety, welfare and security are being guaranteed at all time.
Earlier in his remarks, the NYSC State Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba had said that the Orientation Course was designed to prepare the corps members for their roles in National Service as well as internalising the lofty ideals of the scheme.
“The NYSC programme does not only mean to equip you with leadership skills necessary to meet the challenges of the Service Year, but to lay a solid foundation for the much-desired national unity, integration and development,” he emphasized.
Baba further expressed sincere appreciation to Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the good people of the state for the unflinching support to the scheme.