President Muhammadu Buhari has donated N1 million, two cows, and 20 bags of rice to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state.
According to NAN, Alex Obemeata, NYSC’s spokesperson in Katsina, on Tuesday, said the president’s gesture was delivered to the corps members when they visited him in Daura to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir.
“It was another joyous Sallah day for the corps members serving in Daura, the country home of Mr. President, as he was at home for the 2021 Sallah celebration,” he said in a statement.
“Usually, when Mr. President is at home for Sallah celebration, corps members go to his house to welcome him and wish him ‘Happy Sallah’.
“In like manner, on July 20, 2021, the corps members in Daura were at the President’s house for the Sallah wishes, and it was a celebration of the century. They were given two cows, 20 bags of rice, and N1 million.”
Obemeata said Buhari commended the NYSC members and urged them to be good ambassadors of their country.
The spokesman said Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, the state coordinator, on behalf of Shuaibu Ibrahim, the NYSC director-general, thanked the president for the donation.
He said Buhari’s action would encourage Nigerians to believe in the spirit of national unity and integration, which the scheme stands for.
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