Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, has appealed to employers of labour in the state not to reject corps members but to accept and accord them support.
The governor emphasised the need for NYSC members to be encouraged while declaring the 2023 batch C stream I course closed at the orientation camp in Amada, Akko Local Government Area on Tuesday.
Yahaya, who was represented by the Gombe state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Inuwa Ibrahim, noted that Corps members remained an integral part of the nation’s development,.
He said, “I wish to express my appreciation to Corps employers in the various sectors in Gombe State, who render tremendous support to the Corps members. I appeal for your continuous cooperation, I also, implore you to accept and absorb these Corps Members into your fold and provide them with all the necessary guidance and counselling for a fruitful service year.
“Dear compatriots while wishing you a happy and rewarding service year in Gombe State, I pledge this administration’s support to the progress and development of the NYSC Scheme in the state.
“As you proceed to your Places of Primary Assignment, be rest assured that, the State will continually ensure your welfare, security and general well-being, receive priority attention. Be assured of excellent hospitality by the government and the good people of our dear State.
“I urge you to be self-disciplined and security conscious at all times and avoid all forms of negative vices. There is a need for you to swiftly integrate into your host communities and endeavour to appreciate the cultures and traditions of the people, live peacefully with them and refrain from engaging in their local politics. Ensure to put in your best and contribute productively in whatever sector of the economy you might be posted to”.
Also speaking, Dawut Jidda, the National Youth Service Corps State Coordinator urged the Corps members to continuously abide by the oath of allegiance, and ensure to leave lasting legacies through Community Development Service.
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