Mutfwang urges corps members to build bridges across tribes, religion

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Gov. Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has urged the 2024 Batch “B” stream 1 corps members posted to the state to be bridge builders across tribes and religions for national integration and development.

Mutfwang made the appeal, on Tuesday in Jos, at the swearing in ceremony of the 2024 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch “B” stream 1 corps members.

The governor urged the corps members to promote and champion peaceful coexistence wherever they are deployed for their primary assignments

Mutfwang, who was represented by his Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Bashir Datti, cautioned the corps members against  fake news and rumour mongering, noting that such only promotes crises for selfish interests.

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He assured that peace had since returned to Plateau and the government was doing everything within its power to ensure its sustenance.

Mutfwang said that the NYSC orientation programme was designed to inculcate in them the spirit of discipline, self-reliance and leadership skills expected for their future.

He further urged them to you pay special attention to all orientation course content and adhere to the bye-laws of the NYSC scheme.

The governor also enjoined the corps members to exhibit the highest level of loyalty, dedication, discipline and commitment to the Nation during and after their service year.

Mutfwang assured the NYSC of the government’s support of providing an enabling environment for the youth to maximise their potentials in keeping with the ideals of the NYSC scheme.

Earlier, the NYSC Coordinator in Plateau, Mrs Esther Ikupolati, said the orientation programme was to formally usher the corps members into the service year.

Ikupolati said that the orientation programme was designed to equip the corps members adequately for the challenges during the service year and beyond.

She said the programme was highly regimented comprising of physical trainings, intellectual/motivational lectures, sporting activities and social activities and Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).

The state coordinator implored the newly sworn in corps members to actively participate in all camp activities, while creating avenues for long lasting relationships.

She commended the Plateau government for providing an enabling environment for the scheme to thrive.(NAN)

By Blessing Odega

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