By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- THE Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig Gen. Suleman Kazaure, has asked corps members in Nigeria to ensure that unity of Nigeria remains paramount in their minds.
Kazaure told corps members that the NYSC scheme was established for the purposes of Nigerian unity and national integration and charged them to protect the philosophy at all point in time.
He gave charge when he visited the NYSC orientation camp in Awgu Enugu state, Tuesday.
Addressing 2000 corps members of 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream II, going through orientation in the camp, Kazaure said: “NYSC is all about Nigerian unity and national integration. We should love ourselves, work together as a team and make Nigeria united. We should make sure that Nigeria remains one entity.”
Kazaure also urged the corps members to pay attention to skills acquisition trainings in the orientation camp, so that they could be self employed after pass out from the NYSC.
He also asked them to reflect the culture and tradition of their host communities and to add value to their hosts through the community Development Service, CDS.
Coordinator of NYSC in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka, disclosed that the Enugu orientation camp is facing challenges such as water and power supplies.
He however noted that despite the challenges, it has commenced fencing of the orientation camp, 44 years after the camp was established.
Ikaka described the corps members posted to Enugu state as bests in the country who he said were amenable to national development, adding that NYSC came on board because of the history of the Enugu orientation camp.