Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Nasir Idris has assured Corp members of their safety and protection in the course of their national service in the State.
The Governor gave the assurance during Swearing-in-Ceremony of the 2023 Batch “C” Stream 1 Orientation Course of Corp members at the Dakingari Orientation Camp, Suru Local Government.
Idris said that the Land of Equity, Kebbi has been known for its peaceful atmosphere for all categories of people irrespective of their religious or ethnic differences.
He said Kebbi State has been known for peace and safety here is well assured.
He affirmed that the State Government would also do its best to ensure the general welfare of corp members posted to the State throughout their stay.
He congratulated the corp members for successfully scaling through the rigours of academic pursuit and being found worthy in learning and character which qualified them to be mobilized for National Service.
He said NYSC has over the years been able to prepare youth to become successful leaders in various endeavors, especially as they venture into the threshold of carving an important niche for themselves.
Governor Idris called upon the corp members to emulate their predecessors who have contributed immensely to the development of the state in the areas of environmental sanitation, education and other key sectors of the economy.
The Governor was represented by the Secretary to the Kebbi State Government, SSG Yakubu Bala Tafida at the occasion.
Earlier, the Kebbi NYSC State Coordinator, Okolo Agatha Banki, welcomed the Governor and all the corp members to the ceremony which marks the official opening and swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream I Corps Members deployed to serve in Kebbi State.
She congratulated them on behalf of the Director-General of the NYSC Brig General YD Ahmed.
She thanked the governor for supporting the NYSC Governing Board Chairman, Commissioner for Youth Development, Nura Bala Fingila, over the needs of the NYSC in the State.
He appealed to the governor for sustained support to NYSC in Kebbi State.
A total number of 1,572 Corp members deployed to Kebbi State were sworn in while 247 Corp members from Zamfara State were also sworn in at the Orientation camp due to security concern in Zamfara.