By Amos Ogunrinde
The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC has restated its commitment to promote unity and proper inter-tribal relationship among Nigerians.
The NYSC Coordinator in Ekiti State, Mrs Mary Chikezie stated this during a Unity Road-walk through some strategic streets in Ado-Ekiti as part of activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Corps.
Mrs Chikezie said part of the reasons for establishing the corps was to encourage national unity and cohesion, instill discipline in Nigerian youths as well as ensure hard work, which she said would be sustained.
The NYSC Coordinator gave assurance that the scheme would do more in training Corps members to acquire skills to become self-reliant, improve on the rural health initiative and collaboration with other agencies for the growth of the nation.
She noted that the scheme had recorded numerous achievements for the past fifty years of its establishment, especially in the areas of national integration, training and molding of youths, economic development as well as inter-ethnic marriages, among others.
Mrs. Chikezie, however, appreciated the founder of NYSC and other collaborators for their efforts to sustain the scheme.
Addressing passersby during the walk, some of the Corps members who spoke in different languages, including Richard Ogenede and Madefor Jenifer, expressed happiness for the opportunity to be part of the youths serving their fatherland.
The NYSC was established by a Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon on May 22, 1973.