He made this declaration on Monday, November 24, 2014 during the passing out ceremony of 2,520 Batch ‘C’ Corps members at Paiko orientation camp, in Niger state.
He said, “I have always believed that the NYSC program remains one of the best legacies bequeathed for the youths of this country by its founding father – venerable General Yakubu Gowon.
“This is a valuable scheme that has been the source of unit, integration and understanding among our people.”
He urged the corps members to use their service year as agents of change, adding that the scheme has helped Nigerians especially the youthful and educated class rise above discriminations and stereotypes created by uninformed Nigerians since NYSC was established.
Aliyu who commended the corps members for their conduct during the parade in camp also used the medium to disclose to them that the only persons they must discriminate against as Nigerians should be criminals.
While maintaining that the state government is doing its best to maintain a peaceful co-existence in the state, he called on corps members to be ” vigilant at all times, whether during the service or thereafter. We can not leave security issues to uniformed people alone.”
He also admonished corps members to key into the vision of the state to be among top three states in the federation by the year 2020 adding that they should feel free to settle in the state even after their service year has elapsed.