As the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) resumed orientation in Borno after 13 years, Gov. Babagana Zulum says that his administration is working towards being the must Corps members friendly in Nigeria.
Zulum made this known in Maiduguri on Tuesday at the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps members posted to the state.
“I assure you that in no distance time Borno will become the most NYSC friendly state,” Zulum said.
Zulum who described resumption of NYSC orientation in the state as historic, assured the corps members that they would have good testimonies to give after the service year.
“For about 13 years, the vacuum created as a result of near absence of corps members has denied our people the right to observed auxiliary services from the scheme..
“Today, our long awaited desire to forge a formidable partnership with NYSC for a new Borno state has become a reality,” Zulum said.
He lauded Federal Government and all stakeholders for their contributions to peace in Borno, and assured the NYSC of speedy renovation of its permanent camp in Maiduguri.
In his speech, the Borno Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Mohammed Adamu, said a total of 1,125 corps members comprising 629 males and 496 females were registered for the orientation in Borno.
Adamu lauded Borno Government, the military and other security agencies for adequate security provided in the camp, adding that so far no corp member reported any case of security threat to life and property.
In his remarks, the Chairman NYSC Governing Board in Borno, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, who urged the corps members to be good ambassadors, said Borno has been up to date in payment of corps members monthly stipend.