FCDA to Relocate NYSC Orientation Camp to Kwali

Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja

Plans are underway by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to relocate the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), orientation camp currently in Kubwa to a new site in Kwali Area Council.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Adesola Olusade, disclosed this during the third edition launch of Community Development Service (CDS) Activities for 2023 and Director General’s award organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Abuja, yesterday.

Represented by the Director, Finance and Administration, FCTA, Mrs. Justina Pawa, he said the administration had approved the relocation of the NYSC orientation camp from Kubwa to Kwali.

“The FCT Administration has over the years identified with the Scheme’s programmes and projects, especially in the areas of improved welfare and provision of infrastructure.

“Just recently, the immediate-past FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave approval for the establishment and construction of a new NYSC Orientation Camp to be located in Kwali,” he said.

He enjoined all stakeholders to live up to their responsibilities so that the scheme would achieve more

“There is no gainsaying the fact that NYSC has contributed greatly to the development of the country through its various programmes, including the CDS.

“The Scheme has done exceptionally well in promoting harmonious co-existence of Nigerians of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in its fifty years of existence.

“Equally deserving commendation are the opportunities provided for our young graduates to gain work experience, acquire leadership skills and make great contributions to nation building.

“Going by the theme of this year’s award ceremony, ‘Deepening Collaboration and Optimising Corps Members’ Contributions through CDS for Nation Building,’ I am confident that a lot more can be achieved if all stakeholders show stronger commitment to the success of the Community Development Service of the Scheme,” he said.

He appealed to both individuals and organisations to collaborate with the scheme in developing the youths.

Olusade, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians, non-governmental organisations and corporate organisations to identify areas of needs and collaboration with the Scheme with a view to improving the welfare of Corps members as well as strengthening the operations of the NYSC management at the federal and state levels.

In his remarks, the NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Yashu’a Ahmed, said the CDS activities had helped to reawaken stakeholders on their roles.

According to him, over the years, youths on National Service have, through the CDS, made enormous impact on communities all over the country.

Apart from bridging the imbalance in rural- urban development, he noted that their efforts also reawaken stakeholders’ consciousness on the needs of the rural dwellers.

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