//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria//
AS over 2,000 2016 batch ‘B’ Corps members deployed to Kaduna State by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) completed their 21-day orientation course and posted to various sector of the economy, the scheme had urged their employers not to reject those posted to their establishments for the one year mandatory service to their motherland.
The four cardinal points of the scheme include the orientation course, place of primary assignment, community service and passing out parade which signify the end of the service year.
Making the personate appeal during the winding up ceremony on Monday at NYSC permanent orientation camp in Kaduna, the Kaduna Coordinator of the scheme, Mallam Bello Ballama revealed that, more than half of corps members deployed to the state had earlier picked redeployment forms but later withdrew same after much persuasion by critical stakeholders to see the need to stay and work with the government for the realization of change agenda of current administration.
According to him, “I want to imploy our corps employers not to reject corps members posted to them. More than half of them sought redeployment when they came to the camp but we were able to calm their nerves which made them to change their mind and decided to stay in order to support the change agenda of this administration.
“Base on this reason, it behoves on our corps employers to consider this and appreciate these young Nigerian graduates to serve in their establishments within the next eleven months or there about. They have a lot if potential in them that will add value to your establishments”, he pleaded.
The Coordinator also requested the state government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to speed up the ongoing phased renovation of existing facilities on camp just as he asked for provision of additional structures especially hostels to meet up with the ever-increasing corps members deployed to the state.
Declaring the orientation course closed, Commissioner, Ministry of Youth, Development and Culture, Daniel Dan-Auta who stood in for the governor said, the state government had already taken comprehensive assessment of the camp and the contractors had already started working.
“The NYSC has touched lives not only in Kaduna but in all states across the country. We are therefore ready to support the scheme to ensure the full real8zation of its set goals and objectives. In line with this we have commenced phase by phase renovation of dilapidated facilities on this camp to provide a more conducive environment”, the commissioner said.