NCAC Partners NYSC for National Unity
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The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has pledged his commitment to partner with the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in the task of uniting the nation and bringing sustainable peace and social harmony.
Runsewe made this pledge when he received the Director General of National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office while unveiling a joint agenda.
Christened “Partnership That Works” Runsewe said their coming together will work as the NYSC was established in 1973 in pursuance of the policy of reconciliation, reconstruction and rehabilitation, the National Festival for Arts and Culture organised by NCAC was established by the same regime to foster national peace, unity and integration using culture.
He further said that while the NYSC scheme brought together young Nigerians to serve in states other than their own, NAFEST brought together contingents from the 36 states and FCT to showcase their cultural peculiarities and exchange cultural ideas.
The DG NCAC appealed to all organisations to always accept corps members posted to them and treat them with respect as they were in the service to the nation.
He also appealed to Nigerians to stop stigmatisation against COVID-19 patients. The Director-General, NYSC, Ibrahim thanked the NCAC for accepting to partner with NYSC.
On COVID-19 in the NYSC camps, the NYSC DG explained that all prospective corps members were usually screened and tested before being allowed into the camp. He said the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had offices in all the orientation camps in the country to take care of any emergency that could occur.