The National Youth Service Corps and Sports has been described as tools for national development and unity.
This was affirmed by the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammad Badaru Abubakar while declaring open the 2021 edition of the NYSC Sports and Cultural preliminaries at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Fanisau, Jigawa State.
Represented at the event by the Chairman, NYSC State Governing Board, Hon. Bala Ibrahim, the Governor said that the NYSC management was further propagating national unity by organizing sports and cultural festival which involve youths who are the beacon of hope for the country.
The Governor said with the systematic and sustaining manner the NYSC unites Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic differences, the country would remain united and strong.
In his words, “with the scheme in place, Nigeria will remain united and stronger because it is the most realistic way that has continued to bring peace and unity to the country”.
In her welcome address, the State Coordinator, NYSC, Jigawa State, Hajiya Aishatu Adamu, thanked the Director, General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim for choosing Jigawa as host state for Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kebbi and FCT.
She said that the choice of Jigawa was a huge credit to the state government adding that it was a further testimony that the state was one of the most NYSC friendly states in the country.
“it is equally an amplification of the state as one of the most friendly and peaceful in the country.“
She therefore encouraged the contingents from the six states and FCT to feel free to settle in Jigawa State after their service year as the state has lots of opportunities.