The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that Bauchi State government was setting a precedent worthy of emulation by ensuring that the welfare of the organization was met.
Bauchi State NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Abubakar said such efforts should be emulated by other state governments.
While commending the efforts of the state governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, the coordinator said such gesture was done when other states ignore their responsibility on corps members.
He said due to violence in some parts of the country, NYSC has been facing some challenges, in addition to the lack of support from most state governments.
Abubakar pointed out that the situation has taken a toll on the corps members and the scheme, as most of them have to do without basic requirements among other necessities that should have been the responsibilities of the state government.
He said that despite being in the North Eastern part of the country that is currently faced with security challenges, the Bauchi State government realized that the NYSC is a partner in the development of the state.
The coordinator added that since his assumption of office, Governor Abubakar has been paying special attention to the scheme and corps members by rolling out several welfare programmes that had created a conducive environment for the corps members to carry out their assignments.
Abubakar added that the governor strongly believes in the ability of the scheme and its corps members to help drive his administration’s vision as such he has factored the scheme in its efforts of his administration to bring about the change that the people of the state have been clamouring for.
Source: Daily Trust