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NYSC marks golden jubilee with Unity walk

NYSC unity walk in commemoration of 50th anniversary. Photo:Alkasim Bala/Radio Nigeria

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The ceremony was marked with a road walk in most states.

In Kwara State, the Corp members walked from the NYSC secretariat through major areas in Ilorin, the state capital.

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Olabode Towoju, called on Corps members to abide by the regulations guiding the scheme and take advantage of opportunities available in the state to develop themselves.

Photo:Alkasim Bala/Radio Nigeria

Similarly, Yobe State Coordinator of the NYSC, Hajiya Hafsat Yarima led hundreds of Corps Members in a unity walk across major streets of Damaturu.

They had placards with inscriptions such as ” Fifty years of fostering Unity and community Development, ” NYSC @50″, “Empowering through skill acquisition and entrepreneurship” among others.

Addressing the Corps members before the commencement of the walk, Hajiya Hafsat said the celebration was for the years of selfless service to humanity, committed and dedicated sacrifice to nation building as well as developmental strides in all national spheres.

Some of the Corps members that took part in the event, Blessing Ohana from Cross Rivers state, Jibrin Muhammed from Niger state and Yusuf Olaniyi from Osun state promised to continue promoting the core value of the scheme.

Also in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Corps members walked from the State N.Y.S.C. Secretariat in Mile one to Rivers State University junction at mile three amid security presence and personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

The N.Y.S.C. Band thrilled participants and onlookers with their rhythmic expertise.

While in Bauchi State, the NYSC North East Zonal Director, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya led dozens the unity Walk that started from the State Secretariat Fadaman Mada to Multipurpose Hall Wunti in Bauchi metropolis.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu, Alkasim Bala, Desire Lordson and Alhassan Usman; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu