NYSC: Ortom Assures Corp Members Of Safety In Benue, As Okowa Inspects Facilities At Delta Camp


– The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to resume posting of corps members to Benue state

– This is due to assurances given by the state governor, Samuel Ortom

– In Delta, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has visited and inspected NYSC facilities in the state

Following Governor Samuel Ortom’s intervention, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to resume posting of corps members to Benue state.

NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, gave the assurance on Thursday, November 15, when Governor Ortom visited him at the Corps headquarters in Abuja.

Brigadier General Kazaure commended the governor for visiting to allay fears of the Corps on the security situation in the state.

He stated that Governor Ortom’s visit had not only helped to build confidence the Corps has in the state about the security situation but also strengthened ties between it and the government as well as its people.

Governor Ortom had earlier assured the NYSC Director General that his administration has taken proactive measures to guarantee the safety of all corps members posted to the state.

He said the security situation in Benue has improved significantly with the presence of Operation Whirl Stroke, describing as unnecessary, reports which inflamed fears leading to the suspension of corps members’ posting to the state.

In Delta, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered total renovation of the orientation camp of the NYSC, saying comfort and security of Corp members should be of utmost priority.

Governor Okowa who paid an inspection visit to the NYSC orientation camp at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area of the state observed that the facilities at the camp have not met his dream standard.

According to him, “welfare of Corps members is our priority because, they are here to serve the nation through our people; those who will be in school, will be teaching our children, those deployed to hospitals will be treating our people.”

“There is a lot of work to be done here, within the next six months, we will transform this camp,” he said, adding, “though, most of the things we will do were not captured in the projected budget for 2019 but, working with the Delta state House of Assembly, we are confident that this place will be transformed in the next six months.”

Speaking about threat to revoke some of the contracts going on in the camp, Governor Okowa said, “the contractor has explained why the job was slow and assured that he will complete that particular project before the end of January 2019.”

The NYSC coordinator in the state Mr Benjamin Omotade who took the governor round the facilities at the camp, thanked Governor Okowa for his commitment to developing the orientation camp.

Meanwhile, the NYSC on Monday, November 12, warned corps members serving in Osun not to use their uniforms as a liberty to perpetuate criminal activities in the state.

Emmanuel Attah, the state coordinator of the corps, gave this warning at the closing ceremony of the 2018 batch C stream I at the Osun NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ede.

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