The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has described the Niger State orientation camp, Paiko as the worst of all its camps across the country.
The DG, who lamented the deplorable state of the camp facilities accused the State government of being unresponsive to its statutory responsibility of maintaining the camp facilities as stipulated in the NYSC’s Act.
He stated this during his visit to the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Corps Members currently undergoing induction course at the NYSC camp, Paiko, Niger State.
Kazaure, who expressed his displeasure at the development said this is coming despite the scheme’s effort to to make the orientation camp conducive for corps members who are on National Service.
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According to him, the NYSC Act stipulates that the provision and maintenance of Orientation Camp and its facilities are primary responsibilities of state governments.
“This is the worst Orientation Camp among all Camps that l have visited nationwide and l am using this medium to call on Niger State Government to be alive to its responsibilities to NYSC”, he said.
Speaking further, Kazaure urged the Corps Members to embrace the opportunity of entrepreneurship in camp by learning at least a vocation that can make them become wealth creators and employers of labour instead of searching for the rarely available salaried jobs.
He also urged them to always respect the culture and tradition of their host communities whenever they leave camp and avoid acts that can make them contradict their cultural norms.
“try to initiate and execute good projects that will reduce the suffering of your host communities which will also write your names in history.
“Ensure that you leave your host communities at the end of the service year better than you met them,” he added.
Niger State Coordinator, Mrs Theresa Arokoyo informed the Director-General that the camp registered a total of 1,768 Corps Members comprising 843 females and 925 males.
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