The 2017 Batch B, Stream II Corps Members deployed to Yobe and Adamawa States by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been transferred to Bauchi State to undergo the three weeks orientation course at the state NYSC permanent camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa local government.
Speaking on Saturday during the official swearing-in ceremony of the NYSC members, Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the head of civil service, Alhaji Liman Bello said the transfer of the youths for camping activities was an acknowledgement of the peaceful atmosphere the state has been enjoying over the years.
The governor, who stated that the state government ‘cherishes’ the lofty aims and objectives of the scheme, added that they came up with deliberate policy of sustained upgrading of facilities at the orientation camp in order to create the enabling atmosphere for training of the youths.
‘”In this regard, the contract for the provision of additional infrastructure such as the 5000 capacity multipurpose Hall and Administrative Block will be awarded this year. The on-going work on the construction of two additional hostels will also be completed very soon”, he said.
According to him, government would create post service opportunities for the effective participation of youths in socio-economic and political development of the state, even as he encouraged the youths to take full advantage of the entrepreneurship training of the orientation course to ensure that they enjoy the benefits of the programme.
In separate remarks, the Governors of Yobe state Ibrahim Gaidam, represented by the Commissioner Yobe state ministry of social welfare, youths and sports Tijjani Zakariyya Zanna and Adamawa state Governor Jibrila Bindow, represented by the Permanent Secretary Adamawa state ministry of youths and sports, Ibrahim Emmanuel however explained that their corps members were sent to Bauchi camp for the orientation course in view of their low numbers.
They claimed that the two states are safe for the youths to stay throughout their service period as adequate security are put in place, urging them to disregard the widespread fear and the wrong impression created against the two states as a result of insurgency activities.
They said the every part of the country experiences one form of insecurity or the other, emphasising that the NYSC members might only wish to relocate out of the states on marital or health grounds.