By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government has said that it has placed high premium on the security and welfare of corps members deployed in the state.
The state Governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, gave this indicationÂ WednesdayÂ at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch A orientation course held at the NYSC orientation camp, Wailo.
The governor emphasised the commitment of the state government to provide new facilities and upgrade the existing ones in the camp for effective implementation of its policies and programmes.
Represented by the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Ibrahim Madaki Saleh, the governor charged the corps members to be guided by the various trainings received during the orientation course.
Abubakar also implored them to be agents of unity and development by executing community projects beneficial to their host communities.
Speaking at the occasion, the state Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, who is also the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Sale, expressed confidence that all the corps members were equipped to discharge their responsibilities in line with the spirit of national service.
The commissioner, represented by Hajiya Hauwa Idris, therefore challenged them to be of exemplary conduct and remain focused on national development.
Earlier, the state NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Afolayan James, who disclosed that all the corps members during the orientation course have exhibited high sense of maturity, added that most of them are being posted to rural areas.
Afolayan reminded the state government of the need to reconnect the electricity in the camp to the National Grid to alleviate some of its challenges.