Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Alhaji Sule, has said that his administration is committed to partnering with the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to bring the needed development to the State.
The Governor stated this while declaring open a one-day NYSC 2021 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Orientation Workshop, with the Theme: “Managing Corps Population In The Orientation Camp In The Context Of The New Normal”, organized by the Management of the Scheme held on Tuesday at Elizabeth Centre, Global Village and Suites, One-Man Village, Karu, Nasarawa State.
He described the workshop as apt and instructive as it would make the scheme’s mandate of mobilizing graduate Nigerian youth for national service during the pandemic period easier and safer.
Represented by the State’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Othman Bala Adam, the Governor congratulated the NYSC for the successes it had recorded in the conduct of the orientation exercise, despite the effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
While commending the NYSC for being at the forefront of fostering national unity and the fight against COVID-19, the Nasarawa State number one citizen said the workshop will be beneficial to the good people of Nasarawa State as it would avail the state the opportunity to showcase its hospitality and culture, adding that such workshop was needed to create broad-based synergy with relevant stakeholders for the attainment of its set goals.
He also commended the efforts of the Director-General, NYSC, his management team, stakeholders, NYSC officials and corps members toward enhancing the viability and relevance of the scheme through evolving its transformational programmes and policies.
Governor Sule reaffirmed the support of his administration to the NYSC Scheme in the State through the provision of conducive working environment, logistics, sustained welfare and security of corps members to enable them continue their important assignment in the State, even as he
applauded the contributions of corps members deployed to Nasarawa State in the areas of agriculture, food security and sustainability.
In his welcome address, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier- General Ibrahim Shuaibu, appreciated Governor Abdullahi Sule and the good people of Nasarawa State for the sustained support given to the scheme.
He said the purpose of convening the workshop was for the NYSC top management, its collaborative partners and other critical stakeholders to review the previous orientation courses with a view to improving on their performance in subsequent exercises.
The D.G. assured that the NYSC would use the opportunity of the workshop to harness the scheme’s experiences and explore the prospect of increased camp capacity without losing sight of the need to adhere strictly to the safety protocols of the new normal caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The occasion also had in attendance personalities from different human endeavours, and corps members.