From Sola Ojo, Kaduna
The Acting Director General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Christy Uba, on Tuesday appealed for the support of all stakeholders in the call for the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund which is awaiting the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.
She made the appeal at the opening ceremony of the 1,200 2022 batch ‘C’ (stream II) deployed to Kaduna by the scheme currently running at the Government College, Kurmi Mashi, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.
Christy, whose message was delivered by the Coordinator of the scheme in the State, Mr Samuel Odoba Oche believed that when the fund was eventually assented to by Mr President, it would it will enhance the smooth operations of the Scheme, “especially by addressing the challenges of infrastructure and providing start-up capital for corps members”.
She further requested stakeholders to render support towards the success of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), initiated to provide easy access to free and qualitative health care at the grassroots.
Declaring the orientation course open, the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai assured corps members, especially those coming into the state for the first time of peaceful, rewarding and fruitful service year experience through their sojourn in any part of the state.
“The Government of Kaduna State has over time put in place enduring policies to ensure that corps members have comfortable and stress-free orientation exercise and service year.
“I, therefore, call on you to reciprocate this kind gesture by exhibiting a high sense of patriotism and a good attitude while in camp and the rest of the service year”.