By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola.
Governor Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state has expressed joy over the reopening of the National Youth Service Scheme in the state after been suspended for five years.
Bindow who made this disclosure while flagging off the official deployment at the temporary NYSC camp of the state Polytechnic Yola, maintained that this was made possible due to the improvement of security situation in and around Adamawa.
He said the return of the NYSC members to the state will further boost the image of Adamawa as a peaceful state after the insurgency experience.
The governor however pointed out that Corps Members will be restricted from trouble places like Michika and Madagali Local Governments areas and other places considered unsafe for them.
Speaking earlier, the NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa State Mr. Mohammed Abubakar said to further safeguard the lives of NYSC members serving in the state, every Corps Member will be strictly monitored by the Divisional Police officers, DPOs in their service areas.
“The Corp Members will also have the telephone numbers of the state commissioner of police, the Director of State Security Services DSS, the LGA Chairman and vigilante commanders in addition to carrying the telephone numbers of zonal police commanders, traditional rulers in their respective domains”, the Coordinator stated.
Abubakar assured the Corps Members not to be afraid as their security is guaranteed asserting that “we have the presence of all relevant security agencies to protect you, feel free”,
Our Correspondent who was at the temporary orientation camp saw the presence of heavily armed military personnel station at the main entrance, the gate to the female hostel and other strategic locations within the camp.
It could be recalled that NYSC orientation camp was closed in the Adamawa state five years ago as a result of the insurgency in the North East.