Mr David Markson, the Gombe State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has called on corps members posted to the state to leave lasting legacies in their respective host communities.
Markson made the call while addressing the 2019 batch C stream I corps members at Amada temporary orientation camp in Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Saturday.
“The Community Development Service (CDS) is the third of the four cardinal programmes of NYSC to enable corps members impact positively on the lives of the people in their places of primary assignment.
“I want you to prepare your minds to initiate and execute projects in your host communities; it is not enough to serve your fatherland without leaving lasting legacies that you will be remembered for.
“The CDS is meant to expose corps members to cultures and traditions of their host communities, harnessing their enormous talents and instilling in them tradition of labour and productivity.
“It is to also compliment effort of government in national development, among other things,” he said.
Markson maintained that corps members could make positive impact in their host communities individually or collectively.
He further said that those who wanted to embark on projects should write proposal to his office for guidance.
“However, you have to indicate the relevance of the project, sustainability of the project even after such corps member has passed out of service.
Edited by Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Ali Baba-Inuwa