Masari commends NYSC for promoting youth development and empowerment
The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari has commended the National Youth Service Scheme for promoting youth development and empowerment in the country.
The Governor who was represented by the state Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Aminu Ibrahim Khalil, at the swearing-in-ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members deployed to the state, assured that government would continue to support NYSC which he described as viable channel for developing Nigerian youths to the next level.
Meanwhile the state Coordinator of the NYSC scheme, Hajia Ramatu Sanda has appealed to the Katsina state government to provide additional accommodation and potable water to its orientation camp in the state to address the social challenges facing the camp, its officials and corps members.
Hajia Sanda also recalled that some camp officials stay outside the camp for lack of adequate hostel accommodation.
She said: “Due to the ever-increasing corps population posted to Katsina state, every service year which needs proper handling and monitoring 24 hours, there is need for additional hotel blocks for camp officials to reside in the camp during orientation course programmes”.
The NYSC Coordinator further disclosed that at the close of registration, 2, 200 corps members were registered for the twenty-one-day orientation course adding that 1,152 are males, while 1,048 are females.
While appealing to the state government to also provide jeepee tanks to reticulate water to staff quarters, Mrs. Sanda lauded the host communities and collaborating agencies for their unalloyed supports in all ramifications.
Declaring the orientation course open, Governor Masari urged the corps members to shun cultism, political violence and religious intolerance during and after their service year.