The Director–General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, says the scheme has no regret with its recent decision to resume orientation exercise in Borno after 13 years suspension.
It was reported that the orientation exercise for corps members in Borno was suspended for over a decade due to insurgency.
Ahmed, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday in Maiduguri where he observed the swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 Batch C Stream I corps members, said he was satisfied with what he saw in Borno.
“I am pleased with what I saw in Borno in the temporary camp – the accommodation provided is quite good.
“We are quite happy with the Government and people of Borno.
“We don’t have any regret reopening the orientation camp in Borno,” Ahmed said.
The director general said that corps members posted to Borno should consider themselves lucky in view of the welfare being provided for them by Borno government.
“When we returned the orientation course here, parents were apprehensive, but when their children told them of what the Government did to them, which is different from what they have been hearing, they were happy.
“No corp member relocated, they were all happy with the hospitality of Borno,” he said.
While declaring the orientation exercise open, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno urged the corp members to feel free in carrying out their primary assignment in the state.
Zulum, who was represented by Borno Head of Service, Alhaji Mallam Fannami, announced a donation of 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of beans, 15 Jerry cans of vegetable oil and 10 cow for the corps members orientation exercise.
In his welcome address, the Borno Coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Adamu Jiya, said that a total 824 corps members comprised of 489 males and 335 females were deployed to the state and registered for the orientation course.