President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Daura, Katsina State, said he is always pleased to see the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) achieving the purpose of national unity that inspired its creation since 1973.
Speaking to newsmen at his country home after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers, President Buhari said the NYSC scheme had over the years continued to pursue the purpose of integrating the country, noting that the diversity of cultures remained Nigeria’s greatest strength.
“I am always pleased to see corps members in Daura and other parts of the country. From the postings, we get to learn more about other cultures,’’ he said.
The President said the large number of corps members in Daura, mostly from the Southern part of the country, was an indication that the dream of a unified Nigeria remained a reality for all.
President Buhari noted that graduates from the North, who served in the Southern states, also learnt a lot from the diversity that had made Nigeria a unique country.
Recalling his experience of working in various parts of the country as an army officer, President Buhari observed that serving in some Southern parts of the country like Lagos and Ibadan were very rich experiences.
Corps members in Daura regularly throng the President’s residence for the Eid-el-Kabir.
The President was accompanied to the Eid-el-Kabir prayers by Presidential aides, members of his family, and neighbours.
Eid El Kabir 1: President Buhari with L-R: Emir of Daura H.R.H. Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, Magajin Gari of Daura Alhaji Musa Umar, SSA to President on Household Affairs Sarki Abba, SSA to President on Special Duties Yao Darazo and others as he observes Eid El Kabir prayers at the Daura Eid Ground in Daura Katsina on 1st Sep 2017
Eid El Kabir 5: President Buhari in a group photo with some of his aides shortly after observing Eid El Kabir prayers at the Daura Eid Ground in Daura Katsina on 1st Sep 2017
Eid El Kabir 6: Corp members in a group photo with SSA to President on Media & Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu after receiving Salah gift from the President shortly after observing Eid El Kabir prayers at the Daura Eid Ground in Daura Katsina on 1st Sep 2017.
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 1, 2017
And photographs by BAYO Omoboriowo