BEVERLY HILLS, September 01, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, is achieving the purpose of national unity that inspired its creation since 1973, disclosing that this always makes him pleased.
He made this known on Friday while speaking to newsmen at his Daura home in Katsina state after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers. He was accompanied to the Eid-el-Kabir prayers by presidential aides, members of his family, and neighbours.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,
Garba Shehu, reports in a statement that corps members serving in Daura always throng the President’s residence for the Eid-el-Kabir.
Buhari observed that the NYSC scheme had over the years continued to pursue the purpose of integrating the Country, noting that the diversity of cultures remained Nigeria’s greatest strength.
“I am always pleased to see corps members in Daura and other parts of the country. From the postings, we get to learn more about other cultures,’’ he was quoted as saying.
The President said the large number of corps members in Daura, mostly from the Southern part of the country, was an indication that the dream of a unified Nigeria remained a reality.
He noted that graduates from the North, who served in the Southern states, also learnt a lot from the diversity that had made Nigeria a unique country.
Recalling his experience of working in various parts of the country as an army officer, Buhari disclosed that the time he spent serving in some Southern parts of the country like Lagos and Ibadan were very rich experiences.