Posted by News Express | 18 June 2017 | 1,420 times
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said that his government has approved and awarded a contract for the renovation and upgrade of permanent site of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp.
While addressing corps members during a closing ceremony of the orientation exercise of 2017 Batch A stream, the governor assured of his administration’s high premium on the youth and corps members as agents of change for driving the state’s development promises into realities.
The governor is reported to have warned all state government agencies against rejecting corps members.
Governor Ganduje, who was represented by the Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba, said the government was fully aware of the challenges facing the scheme in Kano especially in areas of infrastructural decay among other setbacks.
“In order to address these challenges, the government has awarded a contract for the renovation of this orientation camp and upgrade of its facilities as we are determined to expand the camp to accommodate our demands in Kano State and are making significant improvements in the payment of corps members allowances at the state level,” he said.
In order to ensure adequate protection of the lives and property of the corps members, the governor encouraged the serving youths to fully integrate themselves into the host community towards participating in enhancing government’s policies aimed at enhancing the welfare of the people of the state.
He stated: “Let me warn all government’s organisations in the state not to reject corps members posted to their MDAs but to ensure their easy settlement and all the necessary support are provided for them to be able to carry out their responsibilities as expected by the NYSC scheme, I’m also assuring out corps members that the issue of their security and safety is very important. That is why we are working hand-in-hand with all security agencies to ensure that our corps members are adequately protected.
“I’m also assuring out corps members that the issue of their security and safety is very important that is we are working hand in hand with all security agencies to ensure that our corps members are adequately protected.”
Meanwhile, the state NYSC coordinator, Mr Ladan Bala told the governor that, in active participation with various collaborating agencies, the youths were successfully inducted, trained and reoriented for the task of nation building.
Mr Bala said the sole objective of this year’s orientation exercise was conceived to inculcate discipline by educating corps members on a tradition of industry at work, patriotism and loyal service to their host communities.
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