Ganduje assures corps members of safety, adequate security
…Directs MDAs, private organisations to accept them
*As state office rejects those with questionable certificates
By Mahmud Gambo Sani & Nasiru Yusuf Tsakuwa
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has assured that his administration would continue to ensure safety, adequate security and enhance welfare provision of the corps members posted to the state.
The governor gave the assurance recently while declaring close the 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream II Orientation Course for corps members, held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kusalla, Karaye Local Government Area.
Governor Ganduje was represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, revealing that the state’s ongoing reforms in youth policies were targeted on growth and development which are meant to uplift the standard of living of its citizenry.
“Our government will continue to ensure adequate security in the state and live up to our statutory responsibilities to NYSC through enhanced welfare provision, safety and security of corps members where ever they may be posted,” the governor said.
He further disclosed: “Kano State Government, through its agencies, is working fast for a new vista of opportunities in a quest to fulfill our campaign promises in the next level for sustainable development.”
On the orientation course, the governor expressed confidence that the experiences acquired by the corps members would be shared to improve the living conditions of their host communities for hopeful life in health care service delivery, agriculture, education, immunization and safety campaign.
“The orientation training must have tested your physical strength, your endurance and discipline. It has also exposed you to opportunities of learning new skills and trades that would certainly make ways for you on new adventures for self-reliance,” he stated.
He implored the corps members to interact and understand the culture of their host communities which according to him, would be used to uphold peace, unity and development in the state and the nation at large.
“In addition, I encourage you to imbibe the values of leadership, courage and resourcefulness throughout the service year. I also urged you to identify viable projects that will touch the life of your host community and mobilize them to realize the lofty ideals of the programme for their benefits,” he said.
The governor directed all government ministries, departments and agencies, local government councils and private organisations to warmly accept the corps members and assist them to settle down for effective discharge of their duties.
On his part, the state coordinator of the NYSC, Malam Ladan Baba has disclosed that out of the 1,700 prospective corps members deployed to the state, the office registered 1,592.
He said a good number of the remaining corps members were blocked online as a result of failure to defend their degrees as foreign trained, after physical verification of their results.
Malam Baba revealed that eight members were also refused registration due to incomplete and inconsistent documents as most of them could not express themselves.
He lamented that: “The most worrisome is the fact that some of them do not undergo any academic pursuits but obtained certificates through illegal means with allegations that some did so in Kano and environs. This will require urgent action by the government and good people of Kano in collaboration with the dogged security agencies in the state to checkmate this ugly trend that will affect us negatively.”
The coordinator assured that the orientation objectives had been met by the corps members to a greater extent, expressing gratitude to the state government for the recent directives on reinstatement of the monthly allowance to corps members posted to the state and completion of the two major motorized solar boreholes at the camp.