Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, says the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) corps members should view their national service as an opportunity to achieve a breakthrough in life.


NAN reports that Bagudu spoke during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 batch A Stream II at the NYSC orientation camp in Dakingari, Suru LGA of the state.

The governor, who was represented by Murtala Musa, chairman of Jega local government council, encouraged corps members to distance themselves from social vices that could destroy Nigeria.

Bagudu said the orientation programme was designed to arm them with the qualities required as future leaders.


He added that the state government is committed to improving the welfare of corps members serving in the state.

“Today marks the formal commencement of your one-year obligatory national service to our fatherland,” he said. 

“Your call-up for national service should be a remarkable turning point in the history of every facet of your life. 


“You should view it as an opportunity to achieve a major breakthrough by contributing your quota to the development of your country.

“This clarion call that you have answered today should transform you into being better citizens and good ambassadors of this nation.

“I enjoin you to be steadfast in your personal and group efforts towards the realisation of the noble objectives of the scheme.

Yusha’u Ahmed, NYSC director-general, who was represented by Okolo Agatha-Banki, NYSC coordinator in the state, also welcomed the new corps members to the programme.


The DG said the orientation course would give members physical and mental training to instill discipline and collective responsibility.

Umar Abubakar, chief judge of the state, represented by Hassan Shehu-Kuwa, administered the pledge and oath of allegiance to 1,230 corps members.

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