Katsina State on Thursday recorded its highest number of corps members in the history of NYSC scheme as no fewer than 5000 were sworn-in simultaneously in two separate camps in Katsina.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr. John Okpo, made this disclosure at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch B (Stream Two) corps members at M D. Yusuf Complex and NSCDC Training College in the state capital.
Recall that NYSC held its 2016 Batch B (Stream One) orientation between Novembers 24th and December 14, last year, for over 200 corps members.
“This second stream which metamorphosed into two camps with unprecedented number was necessitated by the great need to deal with the backlog of our young graduates who qualified for national service and have been yearning for mobilization, the state coordinator saiMr. Okpo, who assured that irrespective of the streams and camps, the overall objective of the orientation course is the same, said the achievements of the scheme in Katsina over the years would not have been possible without the support of the people and government of the state.
In his address, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of the state, represented by his Special Adviser on Government House, Muntari Lawal, noted that there was water-tight security in every part of the state including the orientation camps.
“This state has been adjudged to be the most peaceful in the country. Besides, there are no security challenges. However, government has always taken precaution to ensure that lives and property of the citizenry are secured,” Masari said.