By Bitrus Osagie
Mr Dawut Jidda, the Gombe State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to the state government to augment feeding and water supply to help cater for the needs of corps members currently undergoing orientation course in camp.
Jidda said the appeal became necessary in view of the inflation occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
Jidda made this plea in his address during the swearing-in ceremony of 1622 Batch “B” Stream II corps members at Amada temporary orientation camp, Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State.
He commended the state government for its supports towards the welfare and well-being of corps members deployed to the state.
“let me also humbly appeal to His Excellency to kindly consider and approve our request for augmentation for feeding and water supply for this 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course bearing in mind the effects of inflation as occasioned by the withdrawal of fuel subsidy.”
“Permit me to express sincere appreciation to the Gombe State Government, for the dependable support and encouragement the scheme has enjoyed to register five decades of fostering national unity and development.
Jidda also appealed to the state government to expedite action towards the completion of the NYSC permanent orientation camp at Boltongo.
“ It is such a magnificent edifice that when eventually completed, it is most likely to be rated as one of the best in the country and it will go a long way to tackle resultant effects of a Temporary location.”
On his part, Governor Muhammadu Yahaya, who declared the mandatory three-week orientation course open, said the NYSC over the years has produced successful men and women who distinguished themselves in different endeavours, assuring that government remains committed to completing its permanent orientation camp.
On his part,
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has pledged to ensure the completion of the state permanent National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Boltongo.
Yahaya, represented by the acting Head of Service, Mr Ahmed Abdullahi, said this at swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 Batch “B” Stream II corps members at the temporary orientation camp in Amada on Friday.
He said that the state government was commitment to the wellbeing of corps members posted to the state adding that the contributions of the scheme to different sectors were commendable.
“Let me assure you that the government is committed to the completion of the NYSC permanent orientation camp in the state.
“I like to thank the NYSC family and the management for helping to improve our education system in Gombe State,’’ he said.
The governor urged the corps members to take seriously their service year, stressing that the service was to prepare them for life after service.