Sunday, September 25, 2022

NYSC Kicks Off Annual Cultural And Sports festival

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The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC on Monday, kicked off its 2022 Annual Sports and Cultural Festival in Abuja.



Corps members from different states participate in football, athletics, dance, drama, and comedy among others.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello, while declaring the festival open commended the NYSC management for organizing the festival.

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He also commended the state contingents for their efforts while at the preliminary stage of the event which qualified them for the finals.

According to a statement by NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, Bello said the NYSC has remained focused on its mandate of mobilizing and training youths for leadership roles as well as promotion of patriotic values.

He added that sports remain a potent force for the promotion of national unity and that his administration would continue to accord the necessary priority to the sector, urging NYSC not to relent in its efforts.

The Minister, who was represented at the ceremony by the Mandate Secretary, Social Development Secretariat, Hajia Hadiza Mohammed Kabir, said the cultural segment of the festival would also showcase the strength of the country’s diversities.

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“I appeal to stakeholders in the public and private sector to continue to support the NYSC so as to enhance the gains of this annual event,” the Minister said.

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He promised the continued support of the FCT Administration to the Scheme through the welfare, and security of Corps Members including the upgrading of facilities at the NYSC FCT Orientation Camp for the smooth running of its operations.

NYSC Director General, and Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, said since the introduction of the festival, the focus has been on complementing the Federal Government’s efforts in the development of the sports sector.

He said that the cultural segment is aimed at developing the zeal of youths to promote and preserve Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

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