Former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier General Maharazu Tsiga, (rtd) has appealed to the Federal Government to increase the allowance of corps members.
He said the corps members, whom he described as live wires of the country, are the future of Nigeria and should be assisted to gear up for the task of developing the country.
Tsiga stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after the swearing in ceremony for 2015 Batch B corps members of Gombe State deployed to Kaduna for the three weeks camping.
He said that without the corps members the country would not move anywhere as the corps members are doing a lot of sacrifice to make the nation keep moving.
“Honestly, I always say corps members allowances need to be increased because of the sacrifice they are rendering to the nation.
“When I was serving He assisted us and we improve the allowances of the corps members from N9, 700 to N19, 800. I believe this merciful government can do similar in order to ensure they encourage corps members to yield more results,”
He said Security is a collective responsibility so the people should join hands in the fight against insurgency and all forms of insecurity just as he called on the Corp members to be security conscious.
“They should not go to places they have been by people of the community not to go. They should not be to late party or clubs,” Tsiga said.
Earlier, Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwmbo said government and the security agencies are committed and working assiduously to reclaim all lost grounds and occupied territories from the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
Represented by his Permanent Secretary, General Service Department, Yahaya Mahmud Baba assured the corps members of adequate security saying as at now all corps members lodges are under cross surveillance of security agencies day in day out to ensure the security of their lives and properties.

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