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Use what you've acquired to impact society, Gombe NYSC boss advises corps members
Use what you've acquired to impact society, Gombe NYSC boss advises corps members

Use what you’ve acquired to impact society, Gombe NYSC boss advises corps members

Use what you’ve acquired to impact society, Gombe NYSC boss advises corps members

Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, the State Co-ordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Gombe State office has urged passing out corps members in the state to put to use, skills acquired during service year to impact positively on the society.

Our correspondent reports that a total of 835 corps members out of 838 passed out for the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Gombe State while one corps member died as two others had their service year extended for various offences.

The ceremony which was observed in a low-key to mark the completion of the mandatory one year national service held on Thursday at the NYSC Zonal office in Bolari, Gombe Local Government Area of the State.

Yaakugh stated the passing out corps members had been trained on various skills and they need to “put the skills acquired in the course of their one year mandatory service into use. Use your hands to get what you want.
She stated that the essence of the introduction of skills acquisition was to give youths the capacity to empower themselves and be self-reliant instead of waiting for scarce white-collar jobs.

“You must impact yourself and the society at large. Three days back I was in Dukku LGAs and I went to a school which belongs to a corps member who served here. She and the husband met and served here and remained behind to impact the society by building a school which is very much functional, she said.

She stated that with the skills acquired by corps members, “you all can start small so you can grow big. Be productive and self-reliant and thats why we have trained you on skills acquisition.

Yaakugh also urged the passing out members to remain patriotic and committed to the development of the country, adding that corps members in Gombe State should not join any protest.

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“We are getting information that corps members have been sent text messages and I dont know if corps members in Gombe State have also received this text to join the protests going on in Nigeria.

“Corps members must be of good behaviour and ensure that they join hands with the government to build this country and make it a better place for everyone. We all have our roles in nation building.

“No one should join any protest with their uniforms after collecting their certificates; please I want to advise against joining any group of protests that we dont know what may happen; go home and show yourself to your parents, the state co-ordinator advised.

Yaakugh commended corps members for their efforts in combating COVID-19 in Gombe through several creative means like production and donation of face masks and sanitizers and serving as “good ambassadors through compliance with health protocols.

Use what you’ve acquired to impact society, Gombe NYSC boss advises corps members

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