Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured continuous support for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and its activities in the state.
Governor Ishaku gave the assurance when the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Danjuma Attah and his team visited government House in Jalingo to brief the number one citizen in the state on the activities of corps member posted to the state.
The governor, who expressed joy for the visit, promised to give NYSC the much needed support required for all its programmes and activities in the state, stating that despite the dwindling financial situation of the state, it is still committed to ensuring that the scheme in the state is better supported for optimum output.
He noted with satisfaction, the posting policy of the scheme in the state where about eighty percent of the corps members are sent to teach in schools with majority of them serving in rural areas where their services are mostly needed.
Governor Ishaku assured that electrification and renovation of the NYSC permanent orientation camp will soon commence, so also the payment of state allowance to the corps members.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mr. Attah said the visit to the Governor was extremely necessary in order to appreciate him for his support to the scheme in the state, especially during the 2016 Batch ‘A’ orientation course.
He said NYSC in the state will continue to give priority to schools and rural areas in its posting of corps members for primary assignments to enable the scheme serve the state better and in line with the Rescue Revolution of the Governor to the state.
Attah also ceased the opportunity to intimate the Governor on the issue of electrification and renovation of the NYSC permanent orientation camp and the need for the state to boost the morale of the corps members through regular payment of the state allowance.
The governor was presented large sized portrait fully decked in NYSC uniform.

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