Gov. Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Thursday asked youths to remove the barriers of ethno-religious differences dividing the country.
Yero gave the charge in Kaduna at the opening of the 2014 batch `A’ orientation course for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state.
He urged them to engage in activities that would promote peace, unity and tolerance among the people irrespective of their religious and ethnic inclinations.
“Our nation needs you to assist in fighting social ills and to tackle other developmental challenges confronting us.
“Endeavour to contribute your quota to the socio-economic development of our society and also put the interest of the nation first in all your activities,” he advised.
The governor assured the corps members and the people of the state of his commitment toward providing security and safeguarding their welfare.
Earlier, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Ango, said that 1, 230 corps members, comprising 700 male and 430 female, were registered.
Ango urged them to participate actively in the various skills acqusition programmes designed for them at the camp to become self reliant.
“You are to participate in the mandatory skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme which is specially designed to empower you and curb the unemployment rate in the country,” she said.