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Gowon commends NYSC as scheme sensitises public on enabling Act



Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Wednesday,

commended National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as the scheme embarked on a one-day sensitisation

on NYSC Enabling Act.

about the requirements and expectations of the NYSC.

to foster unity and peaceful coexistence.”

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said “I commend the NYSC management for its foresight in taking this step to educate Nigerians on the NYSC Enabling Act.

role expectations.

“I consider this event significant as it serves as avenue for Nigerians to once again, call to mind the bold step we took 46 years ago.


strengthened their belief in Nigeria.

invaluable contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of the country.

Adesola commended the scheme for ensuring indivisibility of Nigeria by building bonds among corps members from diversed social backgrounds.

He said “I salute past and present managers of the NYSC and corps members for keeping the vision of the founding fathers of the scheme alive.

“There is no gainsaying the fact that NYSC has made invaluable contributions to the social and economic development of our dear country.

“It is pleasing to note that the scheme has largely achieved the main goal of ensuring the indivisibility of the country.

“This has been possible through the lasting bond built among corps members of diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.”

The permanent secretary urged state governments to help improve condition in orientation camps in their states.

ineligible candidates to participate in the scheme.

and welfare of corps members.

maintaining orientation camps.

ineligible persons to participate in NYSC.”

He warned that culprits of such infractions, if caught, would face appropriate sanctions as stipulated in the NYSC Act.

further push the success of the NYSC mandate.

He noted that the roles of stakeholders would be effectively played if they understood the provisions of the Act.

He said “this sensitisation workshop was organised in furtherance of our commitment to the success of the NYSC mandate.

the scheme in line with the vision of our founding fathers.

“We recognised the need to provide avenue for enlightenment on the enabling Act and the various aspects of our operations.

clearly understood.”

tertiary institutions to familiarise themselves with relevant provisions of the Act.

Prof. Peter Akper of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu