Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has observed that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme remains relevant in entrenching national unity.
Governor Bello stated this in Asanya, Kabba during the closing ceremony for Batch B, stream One orientation course for Corps members posted to Kogi state.
He noted that after three decades, the scheme has continued to impact on the nations youths thereby ensuring national cohesion and productivity.
The governor lauded the efforts of the NYSC in promoting credible elections and advocated adequate security and improved welfare for the corps members.
He urged corps members to give their best to the service of the nation promising to ensure prompt payment of five thousand monthly stipend to them.
Kogi state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Ahile Omolara Oludolapo said the one thousand nine hundred and eighty one corps members had displayed high sense of discipline and commitment noting that they had the capabilities of impacting on the society positively.
Mrs Oludolapo had earlier announced the demise of the NYSC Assistant Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr Olutoju Jacob Olajide where Governor Bello made a cash donation to the family of the deceased.
One of the Corps members who spoke to Radio Nigeria appreciated government for its show of magnanimity and promised to use experience gained at the camp to impact in the area of primary assignment.