El-Rufai Challenges Youths On Nation Building

El-Rufai Challenges Youths On Nation Building


By Alex Uangbaoje

The Kaduna State governor, Malam Ahmad Nasril El-RufaI has urged the Nigerian youths to maximize their contributions to Nation building and avoid indulging in crimes and other negative viceS that impede the country’s collective efforts to move forward.

Delivering a presidential address during the swearing-in of the 2015 batch “A” (Stream II) corps members at the Kaduna State Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), El-Rufai charged the youths to brace up and be ready to make useful contributions to the cause of national development, urging them to “take advantage of the highly beneficial youth empowerment schemes provided by the government.”

The governor who was represented at the event by the chief of staff Alhaji. Balarabe Musa said “with our collective will and. ThE determination of your vibrant generation, I am confident that we shall in time redirect and steer the course of our Nation on the path of sustainable progress and development.”

He said the true change Nigeria desire at this point must start with the Nigerian youths,adding “we must all embrace attitudinal change. We must exercise self and personal discipline and the courage to do the right thing at the right time and in the right place”.

“The collective on the part of citizens will in turn breed and inspire good conduct and accountability in the leadership. Greed, laziness and the lure for quick money without corresponding efforts breed corruption and other vices. I therefore urge you to be well guided at all times.”

El-Rufai said corps members and the youths in general must be ready to participate fully and join hands with all Nigerians to fight the scourge of corruption. He therefore, call on the youths to cultivate the spirit of hard work and selfless service.

He charged them to be good ambassadors of CHANGE anD respect the culture and tradition of theiR host communities, and develop positive attitude so that they can leave a last lagacy during after their service year. 

Earlier in his opening speech, the state coordinator of NYSC Hilary Nasamu appeals to the state governor to restore the water sources at the camp. In his words “I seize this opportunity to intimate His Excellency With our major challenges in the camp. For the first timE in several years, we found that the four boreholes supplying water to the camp have dried up perhaps, as a consequence of prolonged dry season.”

He said the camp is in dare need of new boreholes to provide a permanent solution for all seasons. Saying “the heavy downpour some days back brought sorrow to female corps members as the roofs of three of their hostels which are yet to be renovated gave in to the heavy rain and drenched the occupants and their belongings. We had to do some cosmetic renovation as far as our meager resources can cover.”

Nasamu told the governor that the multipurpose assembly hall which has since been earmarked by government for restructuring is as hot as baking oven during the day when the sun is overhead. He said the roof is so low that there is no space to hang ceiling fan. Adding that a lift of the roof is necessary to make the hall conducive for lectures and other corps activities.

He however, congratulated the governor on his election as the governor of Kaduna State and solicit the continuous support of the state government while thanking the NYSC board, NEMA for the invaluable support to the NYSC.

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