//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
AS 2,500 corps members deployed to Kaduna State by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) began the second cardinal point of the scheme, primary assignment, Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has promised to facelift the camp facilities before the next orientation exercise.
El-Rufai said doing so will give incoming corps members deployed to the state conducive environment to begin the service year on motivating ground which will eventually lead to maximum productivity.
The governor said he has directed Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture to ensure that contractors commence work on the comprehensive renovation of the facilities immediately after the corps members may have vacated the camp.
El-Rufai, who was represented by Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture, Daniel Dan-Auta, while declaring the camp closed on Wednesday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to providing youths with needed support to make them triumph in their endeavours because of their pivotal role in developmental projects of his administration.
The governor also assured corps members of their safety in any part of the state they are posted to serve as adequate security measures in collaboration with security apparatus in the State, adding that he will reward those that distinguished themselves at the end of the service year.
El-Rufai further directed that all ministries, department and agencies of the state government must not reject corps members posted to them.
“Let me remind you once more that the major objective of the NYSC is to foster unity and integration among the diverse ethnic nationalities of our great country through the youths. I therefore urge you to pursue the realization of this goal in practical terms by taking your host community as your home and joining in contributing to its socio-economic development, ” said the governor.
Earlier, NYSC Coordinator in the State, Prince Mohammed Momoh, thanked the State government for moral and financial supports to the scheme, quickly appealed to the governor to fulfill his promise as regarding commencement of the rehabilitation before the next orientation camp few months away from now.
“The completion of the rehabilitation before the next orientation as promised by the state government will make the camp more conducive for informing corps members,” he said.
He urged corps members to identify areas of needs of their host communities and mobilize members of the communities to over come such challenges.
He however implored them to respect the custom, culture and traditions of the people and do their best to identify with their problems and aspiration particularly those in the grassroots.
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