President Muhammadu Buhari says some individuals who dwell in Victoria Island have by no means visited Ikeja in Lagos.
The President made this remark whereas highlighting the significance of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) program.
While receiving delegates of the NYSC on the presidential villa in Abuja, on Thursday, President Buhari counseled Yakubu Gowon, former navy head of state, for introducing the NYSC as a way of uniting Nigeria.
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He described the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme as a laudable one which must be sustained because it affords the chance for Nigerian youths to grasp the nation higher.
“Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC. It is nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme,” he added
According to a press release by Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, the President famous that the scheme has made the youth to know their nation higher and perceive different cultures, including that Lagosians who’ve by no means visited Ikeja can discover themselves in different elements of the nation.
“People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt,” he said.
In the assertion by the president’s spokesman, the corps members, who had been led by Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports activities improvement, and Ibrahim Shehu, director-general of the NYSC, got here to thank the president for rising their month-to-month allowance from N19,800 to N33,000.
According to them, “the implementation in January, when we least expected it brought tears of joy to us as we had doubts of the promises earlier made.”
“You have demonstrated that you are a loving and caring father committed to the welfare of his children,” they added.
They additionally reiterated their dedication to do their greatest throughout their interval within the scheme.
“The increase is a wake-up call to us to show more commitment to the affairs of our fatherland. We are great stakeholders in our collective determination of building a prosperous and united Nigeria, the future belongs to us.”