Gov El-Rufa’i Urges Corps Members to Shun Social Vices


By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i on Thursday, enjoined the 1,600 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) 2019 National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) members deployed to the state to shun all forms of social vices that could portray Nigeria in bad light.

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Sabon Gaya, in Kaduna, the Governor urged the corps members to embrace the spirit of patriotism, hard work, commitment to national ideals and love for one another in order to build a country of our dreams, devoid of rancor and conflicts of any sort.

“I challenged you to say no to drug abuse, cultism, internet fraud, rumor mongering, abusive and unguarded utterances that do not portray us well as a great nation,” he said.Represented by his Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, who doubled as Chairperson of NYSC State Governing Board, Hajiya Hafsat Baba; El-Rufai reminded the corps members that orientation was a critical segment of the one-year mandatory service that prepares young graduates of higher institutions for life after schooling.

He assured of his administration’s intensified efforts to provide additional hostel facilities at the camp, to provide more conducive environment to induct successive batches of corps members, as evident by the on-going project at the camp.

The NYSC State Coordinator, Mallam Isa Wana, who noted the high sense of maturity and discipline demonstrated by corps members during the period of registration, said it was hopeful that the entire orientation course and the service year will be very successful and result-oriented.


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