By Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
Gombe state government has reaffirmed commitment to end restiveness, through creation of job opportunities to the teeming youths in the state.
The State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya gave the indication at the Passing Out Parade of the 500 Batch A of the State Security, Traffic and Environmental Corps (GOSTEC) held at the temporary site of NYSC orientation Camp, Amada in Akko local government area of the state.
While charging the GOSTEC Officers to ensure professionalism in the discharge of their assignments, Governor Yahya urged them to eschew any form of corruption and strictly adhere to the ethical conduct of the scheme.
The governor said the programme has targeted 2,000 youths to be recruited and trained in batches to complement the already established bodies to improve security, enforcement of traffic rules, and environmental laws across the state.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, Governor Inuwa called on the people of the state to give necessary support and encouragement to the newly established security outfits to diligently discharge their duties for the benefit of all.
In a remark, the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Uwais, expressed satisfaction over the programme, describing it as a milestone with potential of changing the narrative.
Earlier, the State Lead of the At-Risk Children Programme, ARC-P, and Special Adviser to the Governor on Human Capital Development, Sani Ahmed Haruna said the 500 youth cut across four ranks in accordance with their educational qualifications, as Suppretendant I, II, III and IV respectively.
The Managing Director of the training consultancy firm, Commander Ibrahim Sarki (rtd) described the performance of the GOSTEC corps as outstanding and assured that the squads were fully equipped with modern skills that will practically help in the socio-economic development of the society.