Francis Sardauna in Katsina
Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Aminu Bello of Katsina State have assured National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed in their States of adequate welfare and security throughout their service year, admonishing them to adhere strictly to the tenets of the corps.
Governor Shettima gave the assurance yesterday during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ orientation course at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) training college, Katsina.
The Katsina NSCDC training college served as the temporary orientation camp for corps members posted to the state due to security challenges affecting the state.
He said, “to ensure your security, the state government in collaboration with all the security agencies and traditional institutions has put in place adequate security arrangements with the necessary apparatus to guarantee your stay during the year”.
Shettima, represented by the state Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board, Alhaji Mahdi Gazali, said the orientation was primarily to instill discipline and cultural values into corps members for the task of ensuring development in their respective areas of primary assignments.
“Borno state is now peaceful. I urge you to come and serve in the state in order to contribute your quota towards the reconstruction and resettlement programme initiated by the state government to restore the peaceful co-existence and commercial activities of the state”.
In a related development, Governor Masari, has reiterated his administration readiness to safeguard the lives and property of the corps members posted to the state.
Addressing corps members who defied the rains to hold parade to mark the end of their three weeks orientation course at MD Yusuf’s NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina, Masari, said the state government had put the needed security apparatus to ensure the safety of the corps members.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Youths Development, Aminu Khalid, Masari said, “I assure you that security will be provided for you at the corps’ lodges and other places according to the needs of the period.