Corp members are patriotic – Minister

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has said that Corp members are patriotic and urged them to strive to build upon the bonds of love and unity they have established in their host communities during the course of their primary assignment.

Speaking during the Passing-Out Ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘A’ Corps Members deployed to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Thursday while appreciated their efforts in the area of primary health-care, mass literacy, enlightenment campaigns, agricultural and socio-economic development. She added that the government looks up to them to accomplish its war against crimes of all sorts ranging from kidnapping, armed-robbery, corruption and other forms of social vices that can hinder the socio-economic development of the country.

“You have done a wonderful job and l am sure the people of the FCT will never forget you in a hurry because you have touched their lives positively”. She appealed to Corp members to strive to become employers of labour by applying the skills they acquired through Skill Acquisition Training during the service year.

“This will help them in no all measure as it would also contribute to Government’s efforts at poverty reduction, employment creation and wealth creation. NYSC FCT Coordinator, Hajiya Isa Walida Siddique commended the Corps Members for their patriotism, commitment and diligence through the community development projects they executed in their host communities.

She added that a total of 64 Corps Members who were found wanting in their commitment to National Service would receive commensurate punishment like extension or repetition of service including those charged with complete abscondment from National Service in accordance with the provision of the relevant laws.

She advised them to be law abiding and shun negative vices that can be detrimental to their success in life. “As you move into the larger society, endeavour to be worthy ambassadors of the NYSC Scheme. Be patriotic, hardworking and resilient and eschew any form of violence and nepotism while promoting peaceful coexistence among other Nigerians wherever you decide to pitch yourbtent”, the Coordinator added. A total of 5, 657 Corps Members were disengaged from National Service at the ceremony.

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