The Director General of National Youth Service Corp, Ibrahim Shuaibu, has urged Corps members to be security conscious during their compulsory national service.
Shuaibu, represented by the NYSC Sokoto state coordinator, Muhammad Nakamba, gave the advice during the swearing in of 2021 Batch C stream 1 corps members at Wamakko permanent orientation camp, on Tuesday.
He enjoined the corps members to be patient and receptive to all instructions that would launch them into the unique process of patriotic service to the nation.
The DG added that their security is guaranteed throughout their service period in the state stressing that despite security challenges all over the country, Sokoto still remain peaceful.
Shuaibu advised them to take the skills acquisition program during the orientation course seriously in order to be well equipped for self employment after service.
“It is no longer news that white collar jobs are hard to come by, for this reason the empowerment of corps members for self employment and wealth creation has been the major area of focus for the scheme since 2012 he stated.
“I am happy to inform you that many of your predecessors, who embraced vocational and entrepreneurial training on the SAED platform, are now successful business owners.”
On her part, the camp director, Rakiya Iliya, thanked the Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and the people of Sokoto state for their unflinching support to the scheme.
She implored the corps members to fully participate in all regimental camp activities, hence the need to inculcate discipline, as the scheme would not tolerate misconduct and indiscipline from any of them.
The Chief Judge of Sokoto State Justice Muhammad Sifawa, represented by Senior Magistrate Shuaibu Ahmad, administered the oath of allegiance on 1,194 corps members comprising 581 males and 613 females.