Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara has approved renovation of the Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) located in Tsafe town, Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Alhaji Tasi’u Musa disclosed this on Friday at the scheme’s temporary orientation camp in Gusau, during the swearing-in of 2023 batch ‘B’ stream 2 corps members deployed to the state.
Recall that in 2022, the state permanent orientation camp relocated from Tsafe to Government Secondary School (GSSS) Gusau due to security challenges.
Recall that windstorm had recently destroyed facilities in the permanent orientation camp, including the perimeter fencing of the camp.
“The state government will continue to give maximum support to the programmes of the NYSC scheme.
“Let me reiterate the commitment of our administration to accord priority to the welfare of corps members and NYSC staff.
“I want to assure all corps members posted to the state of adequate security throughout their service year,” he added.
The commissioner urged the corps members to be good ambassadors of the scheme and their various states in moving the state forward and Nigeria as a whole.
In his remarks, the state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Abdussalam Alhassan commended the state government for approving the total renovation of the permanent orientation camp.
Alhassan described the approval for the renovation of the orientation camp as a good step toward addressing the challenges of the schemes.
He said a total of 1,435 corps members had been posted to the state under the 2023 Batch B, Stream 2 for the one year mandatory national service.
Alhassan enjoined the corps members posted to the state to imbibe the spirit of discipline and tolerance to enable them to participate in all camp activities, forming a solid foundation for the service year.
He urged them to uphold the objectives of NYSC, which included integrity, patriotism, promoting unity, discipline, selflessness, reliability, and team spirit at all times.
It was reported that the representative of the state Chief Judge, Justice Abdullahi Muhammad administered the oath of allegiance on the corps members during the event.