Gov. Yahaya urges corps members to integrate with host communities
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, on Tuesday, urged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state to respect the culture of their host communities.
Yahaya made the call at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for the 2023 Batch B Stream I corps members at the NYSC temporary orientation camp, Amada, Akko Local Government Area.
Represented by his deputy, Dr Manassah Jatau, the governor said it was important for corps members to become integrated with people of their host communities during their primary assignments.
”As corps members, you need to appreciate the ways of doing things in the community you are posted to. This will help you to understand your environment better.
”The service year also gives you the opportunity to learn how to survive on your own. It is time to learn how to be self-reliant,” he said.
Yahaya stated that the service year was an opportunity for youths to experience life outside their comfort zones.
”It is time to adapt to a new environment. It is time to earn resources, manage them and survive on your own,” he said.
The governor said that the state would rely on the corps members for manpower in some sectors during the service year.
He assured them of adequate security and safety during their stay in tbe state, urging them to see the state as their home.
”Our people are very hospitable. We are sure that you will have a splendid service year in the state,” Yahaya said.
Earlier, NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Dawut Jidda, commended the state government and other critical stakeholders for their support of the scheme.
Jidda appealed to the state government to shore up its assistance to the corps members in view of the current economic challenges in the country.
”The current economic situation in the country has affected transportation, foodstuff and other basic needs.
”I appeal to the governor to resuscitate and increase the state government’s monthly allowance to corps members.
”This will reduce the urge to redeploy from the state. With more corps members in the state, the workforce will be strengthened,” he said.
Our Correspondent reports that 1,096 corps members participated in the 2023 Batch B Stream I orientation course in the state.http://ournigerianews.com