By: RUTH YARNAP, Bauchi
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has promised to expand the multi-purpose hall and upgrade the administrative block at the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the State.
He made the promise on Monday during the swearing in ceremony of the 2019 batch C, stream 2 corps members posted to the state at the NYSC Camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa local government of the state.
The Governor, who was represented by the commissioner of Housing and Environment Hamisu Shuaibu Shira, said that the project will be embarked on before the end of this year adding that the ongoing construction of two additional hostels will also be completed in a good time.
He added, ” Bauchi state holds dear the aims and objectives of the NYSC scheme and this informs our conscious policy of sustained upgrading of facilities at the NYSC orientation camp which is the first point of call for corps members deployed to the state”.
” This fundamentally is to create the ambiance for conducive training and learning. In this respect, we will continue to strengthen the scheme so as to increase its capacity to deliver on its mandate of fostering the bond of cohesion and integration”.
In his address, the state NYSC coordinator Shehu Bashir explained that by the close of registration, a total of 939 corps members including 498 males and 441 females were registered at the camp.
The orientation course, he said that the members will undergo at the camp is the foundation of NYSC programmes meant to prepare them adequately to confront the challenges of the service year.
Bashir then called on the youth to participate in all camp activities saying that they are designed to provide them a forum for cultural and social interaction among themselves.