South Sudan seeks NYSC collaboration for youth development


This will allow us to structure a federal system that will take into account the cultural, religious and ethnic differences of our country and will help us to allocate resources in the areas of the distribution of powers and natural resources.

The Republic of South Sudan has sought collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to help boost the development of its burgeoning youth.

South Sudan’s Minister of Federal Affairs, Mr. Lasuba Wango said this when he led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on NYSC’s Chief Executive, Brigadier General. Muhammad Fadah, Wednesday in Abuja.

Wango said South Sudan has a very large youth population, adding that the visit will give the country an opportunity to learn how Nigeria has structured its system to accommodate youth in the country’s development process.

He also said it will give the nation an opportunity to learn how young Nigerians are helping to bring about peace and stability as well as get involved in the economic development of the country.

According to him, the team is also in Nigeria because South Sudan needs a system of government that can foster peace, unity, stability and prosperity in a society that is diverse in terms of culture, religion and ethical differences.

He said South Sudan, which gained independence in 2011, appreciated the support of different African countries during the struggle.

“So we are looking for a way to root our diversity and bridge any divisive tendencies that exist among us.

“Nigeria is special with regard to our needs, as Nigeria shares many similar historical challenges with us and we are interested in learning from Nigeria’s experiences, particularly on the establishment of its federal system of government.

“This will allow us to structure a federal system that will accommodate the cultural, religious and ethnic differences of our country and help us distribute resources in the areas of power distribution and natural resources.”

Wango said his team was very impressed with the kind of hospitality extended to them in Nigeria.

He added that it showed that the two countries were working together to ensure that they chart a course towards establishing peace and stability.

While welcoming the delegation, Fadah said he was pleased to know that the country had continued to make impressive progress towards economic and political stability.

According to Fadah, the visit to Nigeria goes in the direction of consolidating African solidarity.

This, he said, would enable the NYSC and other establishments of the federal government to provide and propose ideas that would contribute to the prosperity and stability of South Sudan.

He promised the delegation a fruitful interaction and wished them a safe journey to their destination at the end of the visit.


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