NYSC swears in 1,936 members in Nasarawa
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) swore in 1,936 members of the 2023 Batch A Stream II deployed to Nasarawa State for national service.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Jikamshi, said this at the swearing ceremony of the 2023 Batch A Stream II Orientation Course held at the Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state on Friday.
He added that a total of 1,936 youth corps members were duly registered, comprising 903 males and 1033 females at the close of registration on Thursday, April 27.
Jikamshi congratulated the youth corps members who came all over the country for successfully completing their studies and availing themselves for national service to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
He said “this set of NYSC members are responding with great zeal to all camp activities. They have demonstrated high level of enthusiasm since they arrived camp.
“They have equally adjusted to the regimented camp life, including the disciplined nature of the camp. Their high level of cooperation has helped a great deal in achieving smooth administration.’’
He urged the youth corps members to participate in camp activities during the three-week orientation course.
The NYSC Coordinator in Nasarawa State also reminded the Nasarawa state government of the scheme’s appeal for a new 3000 capacity Multi-purpose hall at the orientation camp as the present hall in the camp is inadequate.
In an interview with newsmen, Hajiya Hannatu Bala-Abimiku, Nasarawa state Commissioner of Special Duties, Legal Matters and Youth Affairs assured the youth corps members of the state government’s responsibility to their welfare, security and general well-being.
She said “like I said earlier, this set of youth corps members are one of the luckiest in the country because they have come to the safest state and we want them to utilise opportunities
they get in the course of their stay here.’’
Bala-Abimiku who is also the Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in the state, said the state government is aware of the challenges bedevilling the NYSC in the state, including inadequate capacity of the multi-purpose hall and plans have been concluded to start work on a new hall.