Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has said that those behind calls for scrapping of the National Youth Service (NYSC) scheme do not mean well for the country.
The Monarch made the claim while hosting some selected members of NYSC Batch A stream 2 Corps members posted to Sokoto state in his palace on Monday May 31.
Abubakar who disclosed that the NYSC scheme was established to foster the nation’s unity and strengthen ties among Nigerians, added that the scheme is the most needed programme in view of the present situation when Nigeria is almost divided along ethnic and religious lines.
“I heard there are efforts for the scrapping of the NYSC scheme, I assure you that those behind that struggle do not mean well for this country.”
The Sultan noted that the two major religions in Nigeria, Christianity and Islam are against the killing of innocent people and also urged youth corps members to consider the state as their second home and explore the opportunities therein.
“I urge you to be security conscious while staying in Sokoto, you know there are security challenges now all over the world, we have our own share also.
”You should not keep late nights and if you have any challenges contact your district head because they are like your father and guardian.”
Abubakar further stated that there would not be any reprisal “because a northerner had been killed in Owerri, Enugu or Aba”, as another person could not be punished because of what someone did elsewhere.