Gombe Government pledge continues support to NYSC.


By Fatima Sadiq

The Gombe State Government has reiterated commitments for continues support to the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) in the State.

Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi made the pledge when he received in audience the newly posted State Director of NYSC to the State in his office.

Welcoming the NYSC boss, Professor Njodi stressed that the need to provide the scheme with a befitting and modern Permanent Orientation Camp necessiated the State Government’s resolve to construct one which is at the verge of completion, to be used for the twin purposes of Citizenship/ Leadership’s Training Centre and NYSC Orientation Camp in Boltongo, Yamaltu-Deba local Government.

He said the State Government under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is working towards the immediate actualization of the permanent site noting that only the construction of additional Hostels was remaining which will be completed very soon.

Speaking further, the SSG said, Government would continue to provide an enabling environment at the temporary orientation Camp directing the Ministry of Youth and that of Education to immdiately forward to his office all that will be required for rehabilitation of affected structures as a result of windstorm, for government action.

“Considering the importance of the scheme and the advent of the raining season you should witout delay to my office forward requirements for the repairs of destroyed structures as a result of windstorm for government’s action” the SSG said.

Earlier, the new NYSC State Director Mr Dawut Jidda, recalled with delight the antecedents of Professor Ibrahim Njodi, during his tenure as Vice-chancellor University of Maiduguri as well as his impactful contributions as Secretary to Gombe State Government in the last four years.

Mr Jidda who expressed appreciation to goverments tremendous support to the NYSC over the years furher appealed to the State Government for more especially as the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course draws near.

He noted that the NYSC is dependant largely on the State Government to perform it’s statutory responsibilities of grooming future leaders of Nigeria.

The NYSC Director also appealled for the rehabilitation of some structures recently destroyed by windstorm at the temporary orientation camp at Amada, Akko LGA.

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