Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has assured the 2018 batch ‘A’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the State of their safety while serving their father land.
The Governor, who was represented at the opening of camp/swearing-in ceremony of the corps members by the State’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Adamu Haruna Abubakar, also promised that work on the new orientation camp in Doho, Kwami LGA of the State will commence soon.
The permanent orientation camp is being used as a reformation and rehabilitation center for repentant Boko Haram insurgents in the last five years.
According to the Governor, Gombe State is secure for them and all other law abiding citizens.
In his words, “I have good working relationship with the security agencies in the State and I appreciate their commitment to their duties. Feel free to serve your father land here and contribute to the growth of Gombe State”.
The State’s Head of Civil Service and Chairman of NYSC State Governing Board who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Administration in the office of the Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Yakubu Bajoga commended the NYSC for sustaining the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme in the course content of the orientation exercise in the last six years.
He assured of the State Government’s support in the programme which he described as very important in making them self employed and even employers of others.
Earlier in his address, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. David Pwanidi Markson stated that, as at the close of registration at midnight of Friday 20th April, 2018, a total of 1,624 corps members were registered for the 2018 batch ‘A’ service year in the State comprising 863 males and 761 females.