From Tom Garba, Yola
Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa has called on the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to reopen its orientation in the state.
Bindow made the call on Friday when the Management of the NYSC in the state paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yola.
The governor underscored the role of the corps member in nation’s building and asked the NYSC to consider that security stability has been achieved in the state in order to reopen the orientation camp..
He also said that the state would continue to collaborate with the scheme to engender human capacity development in the state.
His words: “I must see the DG personally to enlighten him on the security situation in the state. Security is very stable now, therefore he should reconsider hosting subsequent orientation camps for the corpers here. We need corps members here and we will continue to collaborate with the NYSC to foster the development of our dear state.”
Mr Umaru Jauro, state coordinator of the scheme, commended the state government for its support, which has made the scheme to achieve its goals in the state.
Jauro advised the state government to discuss with the NYSC authorities to restore the orientation camp in the state.
He explained that due to insecurity, corps members originally posted to the state were being redeployed to other states for their orientation.
He said: “We are here to congratulate you for your victory at the last polls. We are here to also identify with your good vision for speeding up the development of the state within a short possible time on the assumption of office. We want to advise that you can use your good office to talk to the NYSC authorities to begin the hosting of corps members in the state.For two years now, we have lost our corps members to Taraba and Niger states where they are being redeployed to hold their orientations.’’
Jauro also solicited for the increment of state corps monthly stipend of N3,000 to supplement the federal monthly allowance.
He also urged the state government to assist the organization with utility vehicles as well as finances to enhance its operations in the state.
In his remark, Dr Umar Bindir, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) urged the state directorate to furnish the government with the achievements of the scheme in the past.