Borno State Government has offered a cash assistance of N10, 000 each to 600 passing out members of Batch ‘B’ of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who served in the state.
Chairman of the Borno NYSC Governing Board, Hajiya Maryam Ibrahim Bukar Abba disclosed this at the passing out parade of the corps members held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Maiduguri.
The governing board chairman, who was represented by the Secretary, Administration, Governors Office, Alhaji Idrissa Jalo, said the gesture was aimed at paying back the corps members who served the state diligently.
“I want to congratulate you on the completion of your one year NYSC service in the state. When you started this journey about a year ago, it was like throwing stone in the dark but the fear of the insurgency could not stop you”, Maryam said.
“You did not only conquer the fear but you went ahead to surmount all the challenges that came your way during your service year. I therefore implore you to continue with the selfless service where ever you may find yourselves,” said Ibrahim.
Earlier speaking, the state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Lawal Turawa, commended the corps members for instilling high sense of discipline throughout their service year.
“Let me implore you to make use of most of the skills you acquired during the service year by keying into skills that will assist you greatly in the absence of the white collar jobs,” Lawan said.
According to him, out of about 2500 corps members deployed to the state, only 601 stayed behind to serve in Borno while others relocated to other states.
He added that, “We lost one of our female corps members who died a natural death after a protracted illness. That is why their numbers is 600,” Turawa added.

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