National Youth Service Corps begins 50th-anniversary celebration in Nasarawa
Amina Mohammed, Lafia
As part of an effort, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) held a unity walk over five kilometres in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Northcentral Nigeria.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the trekking in Lafia, the State Coordinator, Mr Abdullahi Jikamshi, said it was aimed at keeping the corps members as well as the staff feat for more productivity.
The Nasarawa State Coordinator of NYSC explained that the governor exercise was nationwide and a lot of activities were line-up for the celebration.
He added that the scheme had undergone so many transformations from inception to date.
He said that the contribution of the scheme to the development of the youths and the country cannot be undermined.
On the contribution of NYSC to the socio-economy development of Nasarawa State, the Coordinator said it is unprecedented.
He explained that there is no school especially public secondary and tertiary institutions that corps members cannot be found teaching there.
He added that there are corp members that are Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, and other professionals that are posted to medical facilities in every batch to provide healthcare services.
“We are also helping in sanitation exercise, traffic control, and so many of our members constructed classrooms, chairs, bridges among others to improve the lives of the citizenry,” he added.
Jikamshi used the medium and lauded the state government and various communities in the state for reception giving to the corp members over the years.
He also commended parents for allowing their children to serve in the state, which allowed them to learn about the culture and people of the state.
He therefore called on the public to join them in Friday prayer and Sunday thanksgiving service and other activities to mark the golden jubilee of the scheme.