Katsina governor tasks corps members on nation building  

The governor of Katsina state, Mallam Dikko Umaru Radda, has tasked corps members deployed to the state for the one year national service to strive towards nation building.

He also lauded the immense contributions of successive batches of corps cmembers to the socio-economic development of Katsina state over the years, especially through corps members’ Community Development Service projects.

Governor Raddah stated this at the NYSC Katsina state orientation camp, while speaking through his deputy, Alhaji Farouk Lawal Jobe, during the swearing-in ceremony of the prospective corps members deployed to the state.

The governor urged the corps members to embrace the opportunities of the orientation course to prepare themselves for leadership responsibilities.

“I challenge you to live up to the standard already set by your predecessors. It is my belief that the orientation lectures will stimulate you to strive for the socio-economic development of our country.

“I urge you to see the opportunity of your call to service as a rare opportunity and your commitment to the oath of allegiance to your fatherland,” he said.

He also advised the corps members to shun cultism, political and religious intolerance with other forms of anti-social behaviour.

The NYSC Katsina state coordinator, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad, in her address stated that the orientation course is the first among the cardinal programmes of the NYSC, which was designed to prepare corps members for the challenges of the service year and beyond.