Jigawa allocates land to NYSC for farming
From Ismaila Muhammad, Dutse
To implement the federal government’s policy of self-sufficiency in food production, the Jigawa State Government has concluded plans to allocate parcels of land to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for agricultural ventures and training of corps members deployed to the state for the one year mandatory service.
The State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2019 ‘Batch C’ Stream II Orientation Course for members deployed to the State.
‘’This is an opportunity for you to key into the programme for self- reliance and subsequently become entrepreneurs; take a chance, make a difference,’’ he noted.
He said that since the NYSC has taken steps to fight hunger and generate revenue, faith-based companies, corporate organisations, agencies, cooperative societies and individuals should toe the line of NYSC aimed at making the country overcome economic quagmire and rise conveniently and comfortably to occupy its rightful position as the giant of Africa.
Governor Abubakar stated that it is gratifying to note that the management of the NYSC indicated interest in assisting government in massive agricultural production for the local consumption and export.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir, Badaru pointed out that it is an established fact that the scheme has been working assiduously for national unity, integration and provision of manpower, assuring that as a proactive government carefully articulated measures to ensure adequate security of all citizens are paramount.
In his welcome address, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdu Muhammad said that so far they have registered a total of 994 prospective corps members comprising 543 males and 451 females, adding that statistics have shown that they come from all the geo-political zones of the country.
He implored the prospective corps members to cooperate with the camp officials for the overall success of the ongoing orientation programme.