Wamakko - The Director General of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC), Johnson Olawumi, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the welfare and security of corps members across the country.
He made the remark on Tuesday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko Local Government of Sokoto State when he addressed the 2015 batch "A" corps members deployed to the state and those undergoing three weeks orientation.
Olawumi said "the Federal Government is doing its best to adequately fund the NYSC scheme, while other stakeholders complement these efforts.
"The NYSC management remains committed to the welfare of corps members and will never deviate from doing so."
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He advised the corps members to imbibe qualities that would lead to the realisation of their potential
as prospective leaders of the country.
The director-general also urged the corps members to draw inspiration from the feats achieved by statesmen like General Yakubu Gowon, the founder of the scheme.
He said "you should also emulate other leaders like the Sultan of Sokoto and others, and you must be ready to make similar sacrifices made by those great leaders.
"Becoming a statesman is not easy; you must imbibe the virtues of honesty, loyalty, integrity, hard work and sacrifice for the good of your country.
"All the leaders you see did not get there overnight, they got there through hard work."