A Nigerian Governor, Simon Lalong, of Plateau State northcentral part of the country, has assured the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members that their sojourn in Plateau will provide them with the opportunity of being gainfully employed.
Mr. Lalong stated this on Thursday at the formal opening and swearing-in ceremony of the 2019 Batch “B” Steam “1” Corps members posted to Plateau, an event which held at the permanent orientation camp in Mangu local government area of the State.
“The opportunities here are innumerable and with the “next level government” back on board for a rapid transformation of the State, you will be gainfully engaged and experience a fulfilling service year”.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Mrs. Abi Ishaya, the Governor tasked Corps members to position themselves as positive and dependable agents of transformation and symbol of national integration and rapid socio-economic development.
“You should build bridges across your origins, regions and backgrounds, by living peacefully with your fellow compatriots in order to achieve the desired objectives of the scheme”, Lolong said.
On her part, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Caroline Embu, assured the Corps members of their safety, welfare and general well-being.
“Let me at this point assure you that Plateau State is the place to be; stringent measures have already been put in place to ensure your safety and welfare”.
Embu said a total of 3,012 Corps members registered for the batch B orientation camp out of which 1,888 are Male and 1,124 are Female
Our correspondent reports that the orientation course for 2019 “B” Stream “1” Corps members commenced on Tuesday, June 18th, and will close on Monday, 8th July 2019.