Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has advised new corps members deployed in the state to fully integrate themselves into their host communities and transform them through development services.
The governor said this on Monday at the closing ceremony of the 2018 batch B’ Stream 1 corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Dakingari area of the state.
Bagudu who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai, said that he was impressed by the adaptation of the corps members to the state within 21 days of their orientation camp.
“I congratulate you on the successful completion of the 21-day-NYSC-orientation course organised to prepare you for the service year.”
He enjoined them to integrate well with their host communities for a successful service year.
He said, “Exactly 21 days ago, you were all ushered into the scheme; I am sure that what might have been agitating your minds at that time of arrival were perceived insecurity and coping with the new challenges before you.”
Bagudu stated that they should make the series of lectures they had undergone, military drills, martial arts training, and other related exercises part of them.
He said that these should have by now stabilised their thoughts and perceptions to realise that Kebbi State was, indeed, a home away from home.
Earlier, the NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Sule Kauzaure, represented by the State Coordinator, Mr Shicha Simon, commended the new corps members for their cooperation throughout their orientation camp.
“The series of activities you went through at the camp are meant to develop you mentally and physically against any future challenges you are likely to encounter,” he said. (NAN)