Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State yesterday declared open orientation course for 1,500 members of the National Youth Service Corps Batch A, with an expression of support for the scheme.
Addressing the 850 male and 650 female corps members, Jang said, “We congratulate you for successfully finishing your tertiary education and deployment here for your national service. The government is committed to the success of the scheme and your safety and welfare throughout your stay in the state.”
Represented by Plateau State Commissioner for Youth Development, Bako Lohfa, Jang urged the youth corps members to make the best of their service year.
“I enjoin you to learn a few things about the customs, norms and traditions of your host communities on the Plateau. This will no doubt help to facilitate better understanding and respect for the values necessary for mutual co-existence,” he said.
Earlier, Plateau State Coordinator of the NYSC, Yusuf Steven Ehoda-Adi, said the scheme has provided a veritable platform for national unity and service.