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Buhari: NYSC is acheiving purpose of its creation



President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the activities and performances of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), which he claims has been achieving the purpose of national unity that inspired its creation in 1973.

A statement issued by the President’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed the president said this while speaking to journalists in Daura after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers on Friday.

Buhari said the NYSC scheme had over the years continued to pursue the purpose of integrating the country, adding 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 said.

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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 said graduates from the north, who served in the southern states, also learnt a lot from the diversity that had made Nigeria a unique country.

The President also recalled sweet experiences of working in various parts of the country as an army officer, having served in some southern parts of the country like Lagos and Ibadan.

Corps members in Daura always throng the president’s residence for the Eid-el-Kabir.

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