1,191 Corps Members Begin Orientation In Kaduna, As 835 Join From Abuja

From Lateef Taiwo, Kaduna

A total of 2,026 corps members of the 2024 batch ‘A’ Stream ‘1’ have officially begun the 21-day mandatory orientation course in Kaduna.

A total of 1,191 of the corps members were deployed to Kaduna state, where 835 from Abuja joined their counterparts in the state due to limited facilities for camping space in the Federal Capital Territory.

Our Correspondent also reports that the 835 Abuja corps members, would be posted back to Abuja after the 21-day mandatory orientation course.

Addressing the corps members after their swearing in ceremony on Tuesday in Kaduna, the State Coordinator of NYSC , Mr Hassan Taura, urged them to participate in all camp activities.

He reminded them that white-collar jobs were not readily available, hence, the need for them to take part in the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training programme.

Doing so, he said it would help the corps members become self-reliant at the end of the service year.

Taura enjoined the corps members to respect all camp officials and obey all camp
rules, stressing that indiscipline would not be tolerated.

He thanked the Kaduna State Government and all the scheme’s collaborating agencies,
individuals and organisations that contributed in various ways to the smooth commencement of the orientation course.

Earlier, Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, encouraged the NYSC members to contribute their quota to the development of the state and the nation in general.

Sani, represented by the Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Rabi Salisu, restated the state government’s commitment to continue supporting the scheme and prioritising the welfare of corps members.

He also assured that the state government’s would continue working with relevant security operatives in ensuring all residents including corps members sleep with their two eyes closed.

Sani commended the scheme in areas of national integration and national development over the years, while urging them to maintain the tempo in fostering national unity and cohesion amongst Nigerians.


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