N/A Committee Members Expresses Concern Over Facilities At NYSC Orientation Camp In Niger State

Olabode Adaramola

The House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Development, has expressed concern over the nature of existing facilities at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Paikoro, Niger state and called on the state government  for  improvement on the facilities.

Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Martins Esin, made the call when he led other members of the committee on oversight function to the Paikoro  NYSC orientation camp in Niger state.
He said the committee had established contact with Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger state and he had promised that intervention would be carried out in the camp beginning from January, 2024.

“We have gone round the camp, inspect the male and female hostels and the clinic, there is need for improvement in the camp facilities.

“The male hostel need more beddings, these corps member are serving the country, and as such we should make the environment conducive for them to give their best service,” he said

Esin, disclosed that the National Assembly,Abuja  was interested in the well-being of NYSC considering what the scheme represent s of fostering National unify and integration among Nigeria youths.

He said the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon.Tajudeen Abbas and the committee’s  leadership had resolved to oversee activities of the scheme and offer support for optimal performance.

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He, however, advised the corps members to be security conscious, adding that corps members have become soft target for criminals and enemies of the country.

Earlier in her address, the  NYSC Coordinator, in the State,  Mrs. Abdulwahab Olayinka, said 1,495 corps members were posted to Niger State  adding that those dislodged from FCT, Abuja  were registered for 2023 Batch C, Stream 1 orientation course in Niger  state.

She said the corps members had displayed a high sense of discipline, hilighting that adequate security were on ground to safe-guard the orientation camp.

Olayinka, however, said the scheme was confronted  with challenges of shortage of camp facilities, erosion control issue and inadequate boreholes for water supply.

She added that already the present administration led by Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago had showed concern to improve on facilities at the orientation camp.

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