On Monday, General Yakubu Gowon clocks 86 years old. He marks his birthday with selected National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Members. Furthermore, the Corp members presented a big birthday card to this former Head of State.
This goodwill visit was led by Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim. They felicitated with him. Moreover, the Former Head of State also commended the efforts of the managers of the NYSC scheme.
He said they have been fulfilling the purpose of this exercise. Recall that youths are often posted to places apart from their origin. This was established to foster relationships among all citizens irrespective of the religion or tribe.
Moreover, he praised the Director-General for his meritorious service. General Gowon expressed his joy for what has been achieved by Ibrahim since he assumed his office. Accordingly, he encouraged him to keep up the good works and he should not relent.
Furthermore, he addressed the Youth Corps. He disclosed he believe that Nigerian youths are indeed the rulers of tomorrow. In furtherance, he admonished that youths should be good representatives of Nigeria wherever they may find themselves. He emphasized the need for them to be good ambassadors of the country.
The meeting was concluded when the Director-General also appreciated General Gowon for his warm welcome. Also as he marks his birthday with the Corp members.