Zamfara State Government is seeking the support of the National Youth Service Corps for the success of its education policy.
The State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammad, made the request on Sunday when he hosted the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, at the Government House in Gusau.
The governor said that his administration has declared free education, and would need the deployment of more Corps Members to assist in its implementation.
He also said that the state, which has in the recent past been bedevilled with the problem of armed banditry and kidnapping has started enjoying renewed peace, following intensive collaboration between the state government and all security agencies. He further assured of his administration’s commitment to ensuring lasting peace, as well as the safety of all Corps Members serving in the state.
“Director General, I want to assure you that the security of Corps members is guaranteed in all parts of the state” he said.
Governor Mohammed also revealed his plan to personally visit the NYSC Orientation Camp at Tsafe and personally assess the facilities with a view to identifying those that may require to be upgraded, and make them more conducive for camping of Corps members.
Earlier, NYSC Director General Brigadier General Ibrahim had commended the state government for its support to the Scheme, especially with its disposition to Corps Members’ welfare.
The NYSC boss, who described Corps Members as leaders with great potentials, urged the State Governor to assist in the provision of befitting office accommodation for the State Secretariat of the Scheme.
“Zamfara State has one of the best Orientation Camps in the country, which is a sign of the state’s commitment to the welfare of Corps Members.
“However, during my inspection visit to the camp today, my attention was drawn to some facilities that need upgrading,” he added.
He assured the Governor of the Scheme’s continued support, especially through the deployment of Corps Members to contribute to the state’s development efforts.