Kwara State governor, AbdulRahmanAbdulRazaq has stressed the need to preserve Nigeria’s unity, socio-cultural understanding and religious tolerance.

AbdulRazaq stressed this at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2020 Batch ‘B,’ Stream 1corps members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, at the Orientation Camp, Yikpata in Edu Local Government Area of the state.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, MrKayodeAlabi, explained that most countries of the world were now battling with the second wave of COVID-19 and called for sustainable efforts in the fight against the deadly disease.

“The Coronavirus pandemic during the first wave presented a unique challenge to our existence and cohabitation. While Nigeria did so well in tackling the pandemic in the first wave, I urge us all not to let down our guard as many countries are now going through the second wave of COVID-19,” he said.

While congratulating the participants for the successful completion of their various discipline, he charged them to come up with practical solutions to varying challenges bedeviling the nation as they commence the one year mandatory  national youth service.

In her appreciation, the state coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Fransisca Olaleye, on behalf of the director-general of the scheme, commended the state government for what she described as a friendly and swift response to the needs of NYSC in the state.