President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with Corps Members during his visit to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp, Kwara State, yesterday, to condole with the Camp Officials and corps members of the death of a female corner at the camp recently.

Saraki: Give Youths Chance To Rule 


…..they will do well.

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,  has again made a strong case for Nigerian youths asking that they be given chance to rule pointing out that they can do quite well if given the opportunity.

Saraki is known to be a strong voice speaking in favour of the ‘not too young to rule’ mantra clamouring for the younger generation’s aspirations to be part of the next crop of  the country’s ruling class.


Speaking at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Yikpata in Edu Local Government Area of the State recently,  Saraki said “Nigerian youths will always shine anywhere even in the world if given the right opportunity”.

According to him, they “have the capacities to match their peers all over the world”.

The Senate President therefore called on Nigerian leaders to do everything humanly possible to give youths that opportunity to showcase the potentials in them to join governance saying they (the youths) can excel.

Charging the youths, Saraki declared;  “most of you will shine if we give you that opportunity; we shall do everything to ensure you’re your future is bright’’.

Few days before the Senate President’s visit,  one of the corpers; Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu doing her orientation along with her peers had died of yet to be disclosed cause.

The Crientation Camp had however for years been in a terrible state posing serious hazards to the wellbeing of corpers in camp with no meaningful effort on the part of both Federal and State governments.


Saraki who later that day the inspected the facilities in the camp promised to contribute to the renovations of the poor conditions at the camp.


Not satisfied with the state of the camp, Saraki said there was a definite need for government to improve upon the medical and other facilities in the camp.


He argued that absence of suitable facilities at NYSC camps across the country were not enough reasons beig canvassed in some quarters to review the scheme which he noted was a ‘valuable asset’ to Nigeria.