On Monday, May 31, the Monarch remarked while hosting some selected NYSC Batch A stream 2 Corps members sent to Sokoto state in his palace.
The NYSC scheme, according to Abubakar, was intended to promote national unity and improve links among Nigerians. He also stated that the scheme is the most required program in light of the current situation, in which Nigeria is almost divided along ethnic and religious lines.
He has this to say.
“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 killing innocent people and 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.