By Muhammadu Sabiu
The 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Corps members deployed to Katsina State have received advice from retired deputy director of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Fadimatu Muhammad, to refrain from seeking relocation and instead embrace their mandatory one-year service in the assigned state.
This advice was given during a lecture at the NYSC permanent orientation camp along Mani Road in Katsina. With a total of 1,070 corps members inducted on August 18, the three-week orientation course aims to provide participants with a solid foundation for their upcoming service year.
Mrs. Muhammad emphasised the significance of unity among Nigerians and explained that continuous requests for relocation could undermine the very purpose of the NYSC scheme.
During her lecture, Mrs. Muhammad delved into the historical background, mission, and vision of the NYSC, urging corps members to participate actively in the in-camp Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program.
She stressed that cultivating relevant skills would be essential in a landscape where traditional white-collar jobs are becoming scarcer.