The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Sunday in Sokoto said that the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) had fulfilled its founding fathers’ dreams through its numerous programmes and activities successes.
The Sultan who stated this when he received the Batch ”A” Corps members deployed to the state currently undergoing the three-week orientation, said NYSC had immensely contributed in keeping Nigeria peaceful, united and evenly developed.
Abubakar said: “The scheme has, indeed, lived above board, fulfilled its founding fathers’ dreams and proved all its critics wrong and has really been worthwhile.
“The scheme has given these energetic and highly educated youths opportunity to contribute their own quota to national development.’’
He noted that the NYSC had particularly made invaluable contributions in the areas of education, health, infrastructural development and the entrenchment of sterling democratic tenets in Nigeria.
Abubakar, therefore, urged the corps members to continue to be patient, patriotic and resilient in the face of several challenges facing the nation, promising to personally render the needed support to ensure the success of the scheme.
Mr Thomas Yamma, Sokoto State NYSC Coordinator, in his remark, told the sultan that the purpose of the visit was for the officials and corps members to pay him royal respect, especially for his sustained past support.