The Minister of State for Youth Development, Mr Ayodele Olawande, has called on Nigerian youth to promote the cultural heritage of the nation and promote national unity.
He made the call in his speech at the 2023 batch C stream ll orientation course carnival held at the NYSC orientation camp, Kubwa, Abuja, weekend.
Olawande identified with all the cultural groups and urged youth to shun acts capable of breeding disunity and crisis in the country. He stated that the country stands to gain a lot from the cultural diversity of the people if properly harnessed.
In a release by head press, and public relations, Mrs. Maryam Umar Yusuf, the minister reiterated the government’s readiness to improve the conditions in the NYSC camps to provide better environment for corps members.
The NYSC FCT coordinator, Mrs Winifred Ngozi Shokpeka, said the cultural carnival has become a tool in bringing Nigerian youth from different cultural backgrounds together towards achieving nation- building and national unity.
She expressed gratitude to the minister for not only gracing the occasion but also adding colour to it by actively participating in all the activities to mark the event.
She recalled the financial support the minister gave the national band, the dance, and the drama group when he paid his first visit to the camp.