1st September, 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as tool for national development and challenged corpers to promote national unity in their areas of primary assignments.
Buhari spoke on Friday in Daura, when he received some members of the NYSC at his residence, who paid him sallah homage.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, who addressed the corpers on behalf of the president, assured them of government’s commitment to the unity of the nation.
Buhari said that the NYSC scheme was the best reconciliatory scheme and would remain relevant, adding that his administration would continue to uphold the unity of the nation.
Mr Nnamdi John, who spoke on behalf of the corps members, commended the president for granting them audience.
He said that as corps members, they would continue to promote the unity of the nation through enlightenment and community development services.
The corpers were presented with 10 bags of rice, a bull and N250,000 cash for their sallah celebration.