The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned Corp members posted to Sokoto for their National Youth Service Programme that the state is not safe.
The spiritual leader who spoke while hosting some NYSC Batch A stream 2 Corp members posted to Sokoto in his palace on Monday, also described Nigerians calling for the scrapping of the scheme as enemies of the nation.
“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.
“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,” he said.
According to him, the NYSC scheme is the most needed programme given the present situation with Nigeria almost divided along ethnic and religious lines.
Abubakar urged the corp members to consider the state their second home and explore the opportunities therein.
The paramount ruler, who advised them to respect the customs and traditions of their host communities, urged them to be security-conscious as there are security challenges in parts of the state.