Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has assured the 2,196 corps members of the 2015 Batch B, Stream One, posted to the state of adequate security during their one year mandatory service.
Bagudu, who addressed the corps members on Monday at the completion of their orientation camp in Dakingari, Suru Local Government Area, urged them to support the educational development of the state.
He also urged them to accept their posting to the state as an act of God and promised to intensify efforts to make the NYSC scheme a success, particularly in promoting unity and peace among youths.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor also directed ministries, departments and local government councils to absorb corps members posted to them for their primary assignments without reservation.
Mr Olawale Ebenezer, the state’s NYSC Coordinator, said the orientation was hitch-free and particularly appreciated the roles played by security agencies in protecting corps members.
Ebenezer, however, used the occasion to call on the state government to ensure the completion of the permanent orientation camp for maximum utilisation of the facilities to train members.
He said the scheme accorded priority to development initiatives such as War Against Poverty (WAP), Health Initiative for Rural Development (HIRD) and others that had enabled members to develop their entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
NAN reports that a cross-section of the corps members expressed satisfaction with the drive of the government to provide them adequate security while they served the nation in the state. (NAN)

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