By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola.
Adamawa State Co-ordinator of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Mallam Abubakar Muhammed has reiterated that no Corps Members would be posted to any of the security prone areas in the state.
Muhammed who restated this on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Batch “B” (Stream II) Corps members deployed to the state Monday at the temporary Camp of the State Polytechnic, Yola maintained that, Madagali and parts of Michika Local Government areas of the state are no go areas due security challenges .
According to him, a total of 1876 Corps members deployed to Adamawa State has passed out from the orientation course after four years of stoppage due to insurgency in the North East Zone.
“Out of a total of 1877 Corps members, only one, who came without his original certificates was turned back, he pleaded to travel to his former school to bring his original certificate but as at the time of this passing out ceremony he is yet to show up”.
The state co-coordinator also expressed his appreciation to the government of Adamawa state stressing that, “it took the Grace of God for the Governor to convince the National Headquarters of the NYSC, to allow the orientation exercise to come on board once again in the state”.
He also thanked the management of the state Polytechnic for the accommodation and the hospitality accorded them, the Nigerian Military and other para-military personnel for adequate security and training of the Corps members during the orientation exercise.
Earlier in his speech, Governor Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow charged the Corps members to accept their postings in good faith and report to their places of primary assignments, adding that “the NYSC Programme remains the only enduring legacy that promotes national integration and development “.
Bindow urged them to make the best use of their orientation course skills during their service year, while assuring them that the State Government is poised to tackle the challenges of the NYSC Scheme in the state and turn around its fortunes so that Corps members can be motivated to give in their best.
The governor also called upon employers not to reject any Corps member posted to their organization or company under any cause as the State Government has made adequate arrangements to give them accommodation and other welfare incentives for optimum performances and promised to visit them intermittently.
Bindow was so appreciative of the numerous contributions of Corps Members to the development of the state.
“NYSC members have contributed immensely to the giant strides recorded at uplifting the standard of Education and that of the communities”, he stated.