NYSC, Stakeholders Seek Moral Rebirth Among Youths

By Adejumoke Alebiosu

Nigerian Youths have been advised to inculcate positive attitudinal change which are prerequisites for effective leadership positions at all levels of government.

This was the central message of eminent personalities that spoke at the Nigeria Youth Summit, with the theme; ‘Contributing to build the Nigeria of our dreams’, organised in commemoration of the lnternational Youth Day held in Abuja.

Alhaji Yusuf Umar Nalado, A member of NYSC National Governing Board during the Nigerian Youth Summit

A member of NYSC National Governing Board, Alhaji Yusuf Umar Nalado, in his address at the youth summit harped on the need for youths to have value re-orientation and avoid all forms of negative youthful vices that can have adverse effects on their lives.

He said the NYSC have been adding value to graduate youths since inception through its programmes by exposing Corps Members to necessary requirements for ideal leadership through trainings, inculcating the spirit of patriotism, selfless service, rural and urban development among others.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who was represented at the summit by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Emeka Mgbemena admonished the youths not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destabilisation.

He urged them to channel their energy and academic prowess to promote national unity and integration in a serene environment devoid of religious, ethinc and political differences.

He added that every country has challenges, ‘but in diversity there is strength’.

Speaking further, the DG informed participants at the summit that NYSC Scheme would continue to promote the corporate identity of the Nigerian nation, which has been  the hallmark of its responsibilities in its forty-eight years of existence.

He enjoined participants at the summit to support the Scheme in promoting National unity and integration, adding that, ‘with vision, determination, unity of purpose and patriotic spirit, the future is bright’.

The Chairman of the occasion, Dr Kingsley Azonobi, advised the youths   on positive thinking to make impact in life.

He urged them not to apportion blame of societal failure on the government or any leader but strike to add value to national development.

‘It is time for you to change the narrative, identify yourself and think of what you can do to make impact in your generation’, he said.

The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, represented by Mrs Joy Asonye said Nigerians should celebrate the immense contributions of youths to National Development.

He said youths must be empowered in order to adapt to the challenges they face, while he urged them to do what is right and publicly acceptable at all times.