The President Muhammed Buhari has said that whenever he meet General Gowon up till today, he keep thanking him for initiating the National Youths Service Corp NYSC while it is a nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme.
He made this commendation while playing host to corps members who came on a thank-you visit to him in State house, Abuja on Thursday, over the recent increase in their monthly allowances from N19,800 to N33,000 while convey their deepest gratitude.
He described NYSC scheme as a laudable one that needs to be sustained as it affords the opportunity for Nigerian youths to understand the country better. “People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja.
They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt,” he said. Four Corp members repressing other nationwide said “the implementation in January, when we least expected it brought tears of joy to us as we had doubts of the promises earlier made.
You have demonstrated that you are a loving and caring father committed to the welfare of his children”. They also reiterated their commitment to do their best during their period in the scheme.
“The increase is a wake-up call to us to show more commitment to the affairs of our fatherland. We are great stakeholders in our collective determination of building a prosperous and united Nigeria, the future belongs to us.”