A cultural carnival to change the mindset of corps members about culture and traditions, according to the NYSC
The State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Gombe, Ada Imoni, said the cultural carnival will change the mindset of Corps members about the different regions and ethnic groups represented.
Imoni made the disclosure on Saturday, during the 2022 Batch A Stream II NYSC Amanda Cultural Carnival Temporary Orientation Camp in Gombe State.
Recall that the cultural carnival is one of the major events commemorated on the camp during the mandatory three-week orientation course.
Our correspondent reports that the various dance steps and costumes on display represented the Tiv, Tangale, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Efik, Urhobo, Benin, Fulani and Siyawa tribes.
The State Coordinator maintained that the program was included in the course content to expose Corps members to Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and also serve as a means for young Nigerians to cherish cultures and traditions other than their own.
Imoni took the opportunity to salute the cordial working relationship between the NYSC and its collaborators, since February 2022, when the 2022 Batch A Stream I orientation exercise began.
She said: “We started this stay in February with the 2022 Batch A Stream I orientation course and gradually the orientation course for the 2022 Batch A Stream II is coming to an end. We came from far and near, from different cultures and traditions and lived together peacefully.
However, there was also the presentation of plastic chairs and thermometers by 2022 Batch A Stream II Corps medical personnel to the State Coordinator.
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