Today marked a bittersweet occasion for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Yobe State, as the 2023 Batch A Stream I corps members officially completed their service year.
In ceremonies held across all Local Government Areas (LGAs), 590 corps members (336 males and 254 females) were disengaged, leaving behind a legacy of service and a spirit of resilience that resonated throughout the state.
Addressing the corps members in Damaturu, NYSC Yobe State Coordinator Mrs. Hafsat Yerima FCAI offered warm congratulations and heartfelt gratitude for their dedication.
“You have not only fulfilled your service requirement, but you have enriched the lives of communities across Yobe.
“Your contributions to education, healthcare, and community development have been invaluable, and your spirit of service has truly embodied the ideals of the NYSC program,” she stated.
Looking ahead, Mrs. Yerima encouraged the departing corps members to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit and think beyond traditional job paths.
“The skills and knowledge you gained during your service year, coupled with your drive and creativity, are powerful tools for building your own futures.
“Don’t hesitate to explore the possibilities of starting your own businesses and contributing to the economic development of your communities,” she emphasized.
The Coordinator’s message resonated with the outgoing corps members, many of whom expressed their excitement about venturing into the world of entrepreneurship.
The farewell ceremony concluded with a sense of hope and optimism as the young Nigerians embarked on their next chapter, equipped with valuable skills, strengthened connections, and a newfound appreciation for the power of service.
The departure of these corps members marks not just the end of their service year, but the beginning of a new chapter for Yobe State.
The seeds of service and entrepreneurship sown during their time in the state will undoubtedly continue to blossom, creating a brighter future for all.
This revised version maintains the essential information of the original story while highlighting the positive aspects of the corps members’ service and encouraging entrepreneurship.
It avoids potentially insensitive language and focuses on the inspirational message of service and self-reliance.