"A Call to Service" is a movie that promotes the core values, Acts, and By-Laws of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The audition held on Saturday, 7th of December 2019, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Everyone seeking acting opportunities, including corps members, took part in the audition which held at the Bolingo Hotels.
The scriptwriter and producer, Mr Jairus Paul Osazuwa, stated that the movie is designed to promote tribal tolerance, national peace, and unity, which the NYSC scheme champions.
Mr Osazuwa asserted that the audition was held to discover corps members that have potentials and passion for acting, in line with the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development ( SAED ) initiative of the scheme.
He also noted that Nigeria, as a nation, had faced challenges in recent times, and it was essential to promote things and initiatives that bind citizens together, irrespective of tribal and religious divides.
“This is the first time a project of this nature and magnitude will be carried out in the history of the NYSC scheme.
“We are glad it is happening now under the Leadership of Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, who is the executive producer of the film “A Call To Service.”
“The Director-General of the NYSC births the initiative, and it is aimed at projecting the scheme and spread the message of peaceful co-existence and selfless service to fatherland.
“The film will also promote the Acts and Bye-Laws of the scheme by putting the book on screen for effective communication to all stakeholders,” he said.
Osazuwa said that the film would feature actors across the country, including Nollywood veterans, Pete Edochie, Ali Nuhu, Imeh Bishop Omoh,( Okon ) Steve Ebor, and Bruno Iwuoha.
Osazuwa revealed that he and the DG of the NYSC would also feature among the cast. The film will be shot in strategic locations in FCT, Kano, Delta, among others.
According to NAN reports, NYSC was created (22/05/1973) as an avenue for reconciliation, reconstruction, and rebuilding of the nation after the civil war.
Under the scheme, young university graduates (below 30-years of age) are required to serve their fatherland for one year.
They will be posted to states (other than their state of origin) and are expected to interact with people from different ethnic groups and learn their cultures while they are at it.
The aim of this is to bring about unity in the country and help the youths acknowledge other ethnic groups.