2023 NYSC: 1,756 corp members sworn in, begin camping in Bauchi
Mohammed stated this in Bauchi during the swearing-in ceremony of a total of 1,756 Corps members posted to Bauchi state for the 2023 Batch B Stream 1 service year have been sworn in.
The Corps members were sworn in on Friday at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wailo in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
While addressing the Corps members after the swearing-in, State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed, said that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was not just a program but a symbol of Nigeria’s strength and diversity.
Represented by his Deputy, Rt Hon Auwal Jatau Mohammed, the Governor added that the scheme brings together young men and women from different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, uniting them under a common goal to contribute to the progress of the nation.
According to him, “In the course of this orientation exercise, you will undergo rigorous training that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to face the challenges ahead.”
Bala Mohammed also said that “It is an avenue for you to learn, to grow, and to cultivate a spirit of resilience, adaptability, and excellence.”
He stressed that, “As young graduates, you are the future leaders and change-makers of our society and your enthusiasm, creativity, and fresh perspectives are invaluable assets that can drive our nation forward.”
The Governor, however, urged the Corps members to seize every opportunity presented to them during the program, saying it would help shape their personal and professional development.
He also reminded them that the true essence of NYSC lay not only in the skills they acquired but also in the values they embodied.
“I urge you to embrace the diversity of cultures and traditions that you will encounter during your service year,” he advised.
In her address, the state5 Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Rifkatu Yakubu, commended their patriotic disposition as demonstrated in their readiness to participate in the orientation exercise.
She said that the orientation course is the first cardinal program of NYSC which is aimed at introducing them to the objectives and programs of the Scheme.
According to her, it is also designed to prepare them for the tasks of the service year through training on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, leadership coaching, paramilitary drills, and other physical activities as well as sensitization on topical national issues.
Rifkatu Yakubu said, “It is also an avenue that provides the opportunity for you to realize your potential and attain individual feats both during and after the service year.”
“I, therefore, enjoin you to take advantage of this golden opportunity to participate in all the camp activities,” she said.
The state Coordinator also commended the state government for its avowed commitment to the realization of NYSC objectives in the state.
She, however, reminded the state government of the scheme’s call for the reconnection of the orientation camp’s electricity to the national grid, provision of additional hostel accommodation and expansion of the camp multipurpose hall.