The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has beckoned on Nigerians to live in unity and shun the call for division as he said there is no other country to call our own.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, the NYSC DG urged Nigerians to be patriotic and join hands together to see how the country can move forward, rather than calling for division.
“Cast your mind back to that scenario and let’s live together. We have no other country except Nigeria. We must be patriotic, put our hands together and see how we can move the country forward. Let the spirit of NYSC live in us.
“If there’s no NYSC what would have happened to our country? There’s no country without its challenges,” he said.
The NYSC boss also noted that the NYSC oath and pledge of unity is binding not only during the service year and appealed for Nigerians to allow peaceful co-existence.
“If we go through the NYSC oath – it is binding even after the NYSC year. I want to appeal to Nigerians to always cast their minds back and think about their lifestyle on NYSC orientation camp where your bunkmate is Igbo while you are a Hausa man while the other person is from Delta.
“If you go to NYSC camp, nobody is talking about Biafra or Arewa because they are united and that is what NYSC is established to promote.”
This plea is coming amid secessionist agitations in some regions of the country, which as led to increased crime rate in the nation.