Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central took to his twitter handle yesterday saying President Muhammadu Buhari needed to be commended for gifting members of the Nigeria Youth Service Corps serving in Daura, Katsina state two cows for the Eid-el-kabir celebration.
Senator Shehu Sani said the donation of the two cows to the Youth Corpers indicated that the Nation has started benefiting from President Muhammadu Buhari ranching.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari came under criticism recently when he approved and gave over 6.25 billion naira to Katsina State Government for the establishment of ranching.
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari had on Thursday disclosed that the President had approved N6.25 billion for the state to embark on social development projects, including ranching.
Governor Masari reportedly said 5 billion naira out of the N6.25 billion was already in the state government’s account.
Some human rights group accused President Muhammadu Buhari of wasteful spending.
P.M.B’s donation of two cows to Youth Corpers is commendable; the nation has started benefiting from his Ranch.said Senator Shehu Sani.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari while receiving the visiting corps members said the National Youth Service Corps broadens the horizon of citizens, opens up opportunities and enhances understanding of cultural differences.
Speaking at his country home to youth corps members serving in Daura, who visited him for Eid-el-Kabir homage, the President said he had consistently commended former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon for the initiative, which had created more opportunity for uniting the country.
President Buhari urged the youth corps members to make the most out of the opportunity of travelling around the country, especially in understanding different climates, cultures, languages and outviews on life.
“Everytime I meet with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, like recently, I still commend him for the initiative of the NYSC. The NYSC is spectacular in many ways.
“Some of you have come from Port Harcourt, Lagos and Calabar and you can now feel the heat of Daura and how close it is to the desert,” he said.
The President said the NYSC scheme was well thought-out to unite the country through understanding.
“I feel very strongly about the NYSC and I am wishing you all the very best. I assure you that you will be much better as Nigerians after your experience,’’ he added.
President Buhari gave the corps members two cows from his farm, 20 bags of rice and N1, 000,000 (one million naira).
The Corps Liason Officer, Umaru Babayo thanked the President for all the efforts and sacrifices to restore peace in the country, and the policies to diversify the economy, with agriculture as the main driver.
He said the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, had shown a lot of kindness and warmth to corps members as well in his domain, appreciating the community for always supporting them.
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