The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has assured corps members posted to the state for their mandatory one year national youth service programme of the commitment of the state government to ensure their safety.
To this end, he said the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members would not be posted to areas with security challenges.
He spoke during the swearing-in of corps members posted to the state at the permanent orientation camp in Paiko, Niger state on Monday.
“We will ensure that no corps member is posted to areas in the four local governments with security challenges,” he noted.
Daily Trust reports that bandits’ activities are more rife in Rafi, Shiroro, Munya and parts of Mashegu local government areas of the state.
Matane said corps members would only be posted to the trouble areas if the menace is tackled. He commended the security agencies for the relative peace enjoyed in the state.
He said the ongoing development of camp facilities was to give comfort to corps members and assured of government’s continuous support.
Also speaking at the event, Mr Emmanuel Umar, the state Commissioner of Youth, advised the corps members to pay attention to skills acquisition programme to become conversant with entrepreneurial skills.
“Take the skills with all seriousness to learn skills that will be beneficial to you during and after your service year as there is no automatic job waiting for you,” the commissioner, who represented Gov Abubakar Sani Bello, said.
He said that government was working to improve on facilities in the camp for the comfort of corps members.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi said 977 corps members were registered for the 2019 Batch C, stream II orientation course in the state.
She said that 464 of the corps members were females while 513 were males, adding that the corps members had exhibited a commendable behavior to camp activities.
Ajayi commended the state government for the commencement of work at the permanent orientation camp for comfort of the corps members.