Radio Nigeria HQ chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, has on Thursday, held its quarterly Public Engagement Programme entitled: Journalists Colloquium: focusing on the roles of the media and NYSC in nation-building and cohesion.

The Director-General, Mansur Liman, represented by the director of news, Sani Suleiman commended the NYSC DG, Shuaibu Ibrahim for sustaining the scheme and entrenching the sociocultural development of the country.

He said the call for the scrapping of NYSC was ill-advised, saying the youth service had contributed immensely to the economic, cultural and educational growth of the country.

Mansur Liman thanked him for strengthening the relationship between NYSC and the media saying FRCN had never rejected any corps member posted to the Corporation.

Speaking, the NUJ Chairman, FCT Chapter, Mr Emma Ogbeche said the programme had unified and bridged the gap between divides and told corps members to always be the beacon of hope.

Also, the chairman,  National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, FCT council, Madam Hannah Daniel reiterated that NYSC fosters and encourages unity.

Representative of the NYSC DG, Director Press, public relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said the NYSC has come of age and has achieved unity and integration through its cardinal programmes.

She added that the contribution of NYSC was invaluable as it prepares youth for leadership and advised Nigerians to continue to support the scheme.

RN