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NYSC: Reward awaits corpers who make impact, transform lives – Min. of State

16th Dec, 2019 | By Tony Odey | ||

To the front burner again came the call for serving members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to make impact and transform the lives of residents in their communities of posting.

This time, Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service. She said such honour is particularly for those who embark on community projects that impact positively on the lives of residents of rural areas where they are posted to serve.

The Minister made the pledge recently at the closing ceremony of orientation course for the 2019 Batch 'C' Stream 1 corps members, at NYSC FCT Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja. She said: "Corps members who excel or distinguish themselves during their service year by executing viable personal community development projects in rural areas will be recognized.

"I want to assure you that we will continue to encourage and support laudable projects and activities of corps members who seek to improve the lives of residents of their host communities, especially in the rural areas." Represented by Director, Special Duties, Office of the FCT Permanent Secretary, FCT, Mr. Udo Samuel Atang, Dr. Aliyu used the occasion to task the corps members to take advantage of the evolving nature of the nation's capital city by contributing their quota to development of the Territory.

The Minister of State added: "The Federal Capital Territory is still developing, and you could not have come at a better time than now to contribute your quota to its growth. There is so much you can contribute to the development and to ensure that your one-year sojourn in the FCT does not go unnoticed by your host communities, especially in the rural areas."

Dr. Aliyu further called on the corps members to consider their service as a very germane phase of life to make crucial decisions that will change their lives and those of others positively. She explained: "It is my belief that the service year would mould you and enable you to chart a definite, productive course for the rest of your lives. You will get to make important decisions that will not only affect you but others as well, who will depend on you to influence their lives positively."

Dr. Aliyu who assured the corps members that even though the FCT Administration, in collaboration with security agencies, will ensure the safety of corps members posted to FCT, there was a need for them (corps members) to avoid engaging in activities capable of jeopardizing their security. The Minister of State called on all government and private establishments to grant every corps member posted to their establishment the opportunity to make impact and truly serve the nation.

Earlier, in her welcome address, the FCT NYSC Coordinator, Hajiya Walida Siddique tasked the corps members to strive to become worthy ambassadors of the NYSC scheme by promoting cohesiveness and the ideals of unity and tolerance upon which the organization was built. The Coordinator, who was represented by the Assistant Director in charge of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Jacob Oladele, also charged the corps members to become vanguards in the fight against hate speech, corruption and all forms of criminal acts.

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Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service..


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