The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has appealed to State Governments across the country to expedite action on the provision and maintenance of facilities in Orientation Camps.
He made this appeal today during his visit to Akwa-Ibom State Orientation Camp.
The Director-General, who expressed displeasure at the state of facilities in the camp, said the Act that established the NYSC saddles the provision and maintenance of Orientation Camps in the country on State Governments.
He, however commended few State Governments that have been responsive to their statutory responsibilities.
Speaking further, he said Corps Members’ monthly allowances would soon be increased in line with the Federal Government’s approved new minimum wage for all Civil Servants.
General Kazaure during his visit urged the Corps Member to add value to themselves during the service year.
He admonished them to embrace entrepreneurhip programme that will prepare them to become job creators, as he warned that salaried jobs are scarce to get.
The NYSC Boss also appealed the Corps Members to transform their host communities by providing projects that would be of immense benefit to them.
General Kazaure implored them not to undermine the tradition of their host communities but live peacefully with them throughout their service year.
While briefing the Director-General on the progress of Camp activities, the State Coordinator, Mr Amusan Oluwole, said the entire 2,298 Corps Members in Camp have been actively involved in all activities with good conduct.
He used the forum to solicit for Director-General’s assistance adding that the only source of power to the Camp is generating set.
#2018A Orientation Camp Tour.