It was revealed that the community development service (CDS) normally undertaken by corps members during the year of service, remained a major contributing factor and driving force in maintaining the relevance of the NYSC program in its 48th year of existence.
The claim was made by NYSC Gombe State Coordinator Ms. Ada Imoni when commissioning community development service projects executed by corps members, Precious Omimi GM / 20B / 0705 and Eko Uko Onaji GM / 20B / 1029 detained at NYSC area office, Gombe. , Thursday.
Ada Imoni praised the corps members for taking the bold steps to initiate and execute viable projects in their host communities, which showed that they interact well with the communities as required by the principles of service. .
The coordinator said she was particularly moved by the donation of a tricycle to a disabled student at Government Day Shongo-Idrissa secondary school, Zainab Mohammed, the donation of an automatic hand washing machine to be used at the camp NYSC temporary guidance to Amada, donation of 1KVA solar system for NYSC area office and educational materials for GDSS Shongo Idrissa and Shongo Idrissa Elementary School.
While encouraging other serving members of the corps to follow their path to selfless community service, Imoni said a good name is always better than silver and gold.
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She argued that corps members should strive to mingle with members of their host communities and ensure that they have touched their lives in a positive way so that long after they leave, communities continue to remember. and cherish their memories.
Meanwhile, an exalted GDSS director Shongo-Idrissa, Alh Mahmud Mohammed, expressed his gratitude to the members of the body for standing out and having a positive impact in the community with their short stay among the population.
He prayed for the continuation of the NYSC program and commended the Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, for keeping the program visible.
Mahmud Mohammed maintained that the community, in honor of the member of the body, Precious Omimi, gave him the traditional title of “Tauraruwan Shongo Idrissa”, which means in English, “the star of Shongo Idrissa”.
The program was well attended by staff, corps members and other well-meaning friends of the program who praised the achievement achieved by the corps members, noting that the positivity of the program far exceeds the negativity calling for its continuation as a means of fostering unity and peaceful coexistence.
Both members of the corps, while sharing their experiences, said that they enjoyed their stay among the people, although at first he was shaky to greet the way they were held by the people.