The Jigawa state government has denied double allocation of corps members to the state with intention to send the corps members to teach in the both Primary and secondary school in order to cancel teachers recruitment in the state.
It was alleged that failure to recruit enough qualified teachers by the state government forced Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar made a request to have double allocation of corps members in the state.
The Jigawa state commissioner of Information and state Chairman National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) governing board Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Mamsa made the disclosure while reacting on the allegation on his mobile phone yesterday.
He attributes the development of having double allocation to the state with the peaceful coexisting in the state.
Reports from the state indicated that the national headquarter of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted 5,000 a double allocation to the Jigawa state and is the highest number ever received by the state and made it a state with double allocation at once.
He further stated that the state is lucky to have double allocation for the 2016 corps members. “Government had camped some parts at collage of education Gumel for their orientation exercise due to congestion in the permanent NYSC camp in the state capital”.
The Information Commissioner denied and dismissed the rumour that Gov Badaru of the state made special request in the NYSC headquarter for double allocation aim at bridging the gap of shortage of teachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state.
It was gathered that, governor Badaru has requested from the national secretariat of NYSC, Abuja, for the posting of 6,000 youth corps members to the state, the idea according to a close source said the posted members will be deployed to various schools to teach as the state is bedeviled with the shortage of school teachers.