” •••• as he educate corps members on Eggon Cultural norms, values••••”

The President, Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA) Worldwide, Mr Mandy David Abuluya, has urged corps members to embrace different skills acquisitions in order to be self reliant, employers of labour and contribute positively to the development of the society.

Abuluya, who is the Proprietor, Nacabs Polytechnic Akwanga, Nasarawa State made the call while playing host to serving members of Culture and Tourism CDS group, NYSC in Akwanga LGA on Thursday.

The ECDA President underscored the importance of skills acquisition to human and societal development, hence the need of his call in that direction.

” I want to call on you to learn and acquire skills in order to help yourselves, your families and contribute positively to the development of the society.

“As white collar jobs are now very scarce. Your parents have invested so much in your education , your should learn skills to be self reliant and employers of labour,” he said

Abuluya, who is the Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee ( PCRC) Nasarawa State appreciated the corps members for the visit and urged them to be good ambassadors of the country at all times.

” You said you are here to know more about Eggon people and their culture, that is Eggon history.

“Some of you said you want to go to Akun Eggon ( Eggon hill) . I don’t know whether you can climb but we will take you to that place.

” By God’s grace, we will take some of you to Eggon hill to see things for yourselves,” he said.

Abuluya took time to pass on vital information about the Eggon people to the corps members

” Eggon people are well known for their hard work, industry, integrity and friendly as they are not lazy people,” he said

The ECDA President said that NYSC promote national integration and culture.

“The essence of the NYSC is also for the corps members to embrace culture of their host communities.

” I think some of you are from Akwa Ibom, Borno, Plateau, Benue, Kogi and other parts of the country,” he said

The ECDA President urged the corps members and other Nigerians to continue to embrace unity, peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations for the overall development of the country.

Earlier, the President of the Culture and Tourism CDS Group, NYSC Batch A2, Mr Abasido Inyang said that the visit was to learn about Eggon culture.

“We the corps members under the CDS, Culture and Tourism are here to learn more about the Eggon culture.

” We are also here to know everything about the Eggon life,” Inyang said

“As corpers, we need costumes as we also want to go cultural festivals so we can know more about the people.

“We have heard about the Eggon hills and we will love to visit the hill and other sites.

“You know we cannot do all these on our own that is why we have come to seek for your assistance sir, ” he said

Inyang assured the ECDA president of their readiness to embrace peace and unity as well do the right things at all times.

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