Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that his administration will renovate the structures and improve facilities at the National Youth Service Corp Orientation Camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the State into a world-class centre.
According to The PUNCH, the Governor stated this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream II orientation course which was held on Thursday at Wailo.
Mohammed, who was represented by his Deputy, Auwal Jatau, noted that the move by his administration was part of his genuine commitment to ensuring the welfare and well-being of the corps members, by providing them with a conducive environment for orientation programmes.
He stressed that with the orientation course, the corps members have been adequately prepared for the challenges of national service, calling on them to support the aims of the scheme so that the vision of its founding fathers for a united, developed, and egalitarian society will be continuously realised.
He pointed out that the various skill acquisition programmes they have acwuired during the orientation exercise are designed to make them employers of labour rather than job seekers.
Mohammed then urged them to take the skills to their various places of primary assignment and perfect them within the period of the national service to be self-employed.
He assured the corps members that their service year experience in Bauchi state will be a remarkable one as the state government in line with its focus on youth development, has made necessary arrangements for for their welfare and security.
The Governor sais, “I would like to first express the deepest appreciation of the Government and the people of Bauchi state to the corps members for your tremendous resilience and determination despite the dilapidated structures, you have strived to complete your training program with unwavering patriotism and enthusiasm. This is a testament to your character and commitment to national service.
“Precisely three weeks ago when you reported for the orientation, some of you were apprehensive because you were coming to Bauchi State for the first time. However, having undergone the orientation segment of the National Service, I believe you have discovered that those fears are unfounded as they are based on mere speculations and sentiments.
“Our people in all parts of the State are also eager to receive you. I, therefore, encourage you to settle down quickly in your different places of primary assignment, make positive contributions to society, and savour the hospitality of our people.”
Lauding the efforts of the NYSC for its positive contributions to the development of the state, Mohammed thanked all the camp officials for their diligence and sense of duty which resulted in the success of the orientation exercise.
The Commissioner of Youth and Sports in the State, Salees Gamawa, has also called on the corps members to reciprocate the state government’s investment in their welfare and wellbeing by supporting it in the implementation of developmental policies and programmes for the benefit of all citizens.
Earlier in her welcome address, the NYSC State Coordinator, Rifkatu Yakubu, stated that the corps members demonstrated a high sense of maturity throughout the orientation course and appreciated Mohammed for giving priority to the welfare and wellbeing of the corps members.