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  •   The National Youth Service Corps NYSC says it has not released any date for the commencement of online registration in respect of 2020 Batch A Orientation programme Mrs Adenike Adeyemi Director Press and Public Relations of the scheme made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja According to her the NYSC management did not issue an advertorial for the commencement of the registration She said that the purported advertorial was the handiwork of fraudsters to extort prospective corps members It is the handiwork of fraudsters intended to mislead the public with extortion of prospective corps members as the end point It is imperative to state that the scheme is yet to release the dates for the activities There are processes to observe in conjunction with the scheme s major stakeholders before the dates are announced she said Adeyemi said that once the activities are scheduled the public would be duly notified through advertorials in both the print and social media According to her members of the public particularly prospective corps members should disregard the fake advertorial in its entirety Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Maharazu Ahmed
    NYSC urges disregard of online registration for 2020 Batch “A” Orientation
      The National Youth Service Corps NYSC says it has not released any date for the commencement of online registration in respect of 2020 Batch A Orientation programme Mrs Adenike Adeyemi Director Press and Public Relations of the scheme made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja According to her the NYSC management did not issue an advertorial for the commencement of the registration She said that the purported advertorial was the handiwork of fraudsters to extort prospective corps members It is the handiwork of fraudsters intended to mislead the public with extortion of prospective corps members as the end point It is imperative to state that the scheme is yet to release the dates for the activities There are processes to observe in conjunction with the scheme s major stakeholders before the dates are announced she said Adeyemi said that once the activities are scheduled the public would be duly notified through advertorials in both the print and social media According to her members of the public particularly prospective corps members should disregard the fake advertorial in its entirety Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Maharazu Ahmed
    NYSC urges disregard of online registration for 2020 Batch “A” Orientation
    General news3 years ago

    NYSC urges disregard of online registration for 2020 Batch “A” Orientation

     The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has not released any date for the commencement of online registration in respect of 2020 Batch “A” Orientation programme.

    Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme made this known in a statement  on Monday in Abuja.

    According to her, the NYSC management did not issue an advertorial for the commencement of the registration.

    She said that the purported advertorial was the handiwork of fraudsters to extort prospective corps members.

    ”It is the handiwork of fraudsters intended to mislead the public, with extortion of prospective corps members as the end point.

    ”It is imperative to state that the scheme is yet to release the dates for the activities.

    ” There are processes to observe in conjunction with the scheme’s major stakeholders before the dates are announced,” she said.

    Adeyemi said that once the activities are scheduled, the public would be duly notified through advertorials in both the print and social media.

    According to her,  members of the public, particularly prospective corps members should disregard the fake advertorial in its entirety.

    Edited by: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Maharazu Ahmed

  •  The Enugu State Police Command says it has commenced investigations into the alleged suicide of a serving National Youth Service Corps NYSC member in the state Mr Ebere Amaraizu the Enugu State Police Public Relations Office PPRO told Nigeria News Agency in a telephone interview on Saturday Yes police has gotten a report of one Miss Bolufemi Motunrayo a Batch C youth corps member serving in Girls Secondary School Ibagwa Aka who committed suicide It s unfortunate Police has already commenced investigations on circumstances surrounding her death which happened on Friday Jan 10 he said NAN gathered that the deceased hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi and was a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University She was said to have left a suicide note in which she allegedly wrote I did this because I see nothing worth living for in this world Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Police confirms NYSC member’s suicide in Enugu
     The Enugu State Police Command says it has commenced investigations into the alleged suicide of a serving National Youth Service Corps NYSC member in the state Mr Ebere Amaraizu the Enugu State Police Public Relations Office PPRO told Nigeria News Agency in a telephone interview on Saturday Yes police has gotten a report of one Miss Bolufemi Motunrayo a Batch C youth corps member serving in Girls Secondary School Ibagwa Aka who committed suicide It s unfortunate Police has already commenced investigations on circumstances surrounding her death which happened on Friday Jan 10 he said NAN gathered that the deceased hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi and was a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University She was said to have left a suicide note in which she allegedly wrote I did this because I see nothing worth living for in this world Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Police confirms NYSC member’s suicide in Enugu
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police confirms NYSC member’s suicide in Enugu

    The Enugu State Police Command, says it has commenced investigations into the alleged suicide of a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the state.

    Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) told Nigeria News Agency in a telephone interview on Saturday.

    “Yes, police has gotten a report of one Miss Bolufemi Motunrayo a Batch C youth corps member serving in Girls Secondary School, Ibagwa-Aka who committed suicide. It’s unfortunate.

    “Police has already commenced investigations on circumstances surrounding her death which happened on Friday Jan. 10, ” he said.

    NAN gathered that the deceased hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi and was a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University.

    She was said to have left a suicide note in which she allegedly wrote, “I did this because I see nothing worth living for in this world”.

    Edited by: Maharazu Ahmed

  •   In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation the 1999 Constitution as amended established the National Economic Council NEC Under the constitution the vice president is the Chairman of NEC which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government Other members are the 36 state governors the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Minister of Finance Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy On June 20 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security education agriculture and health In line with the president s directive NEC in its maiden meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo resolved to set up Security Policing Committee headed by Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi to tackle banditry kidnapping cultism among others Before the setting up of the committee NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country The Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping banditry cultism and armed robbery Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime was to bring back the Safer City concept where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV On his part the National Security Adviser NSA Mr Babagana Monguno said the Boko Haram insurgency particularly in the North East remained a major challenge On the herdsmen farmers clashes he said that they were limited to 16 states so far adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem including that of pipelines vandalism In recent months we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people he said On July 3 NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area RUGA programme in preference of NEC s National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers Herders Crisis chaired by Osinbajo RUGA is a rural settlement in which animal farmers herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools hospitals road networks vet clinics markets among others However the initiative elicited nationwide controversy which led to its suspension Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP said it was not meant for cows alone but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country The committee presented the NLTP 2019 2028 plan the plan is not only targeted at cows but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry he said Umahi said that the plan had six pillars conflict resolution justice and peace humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs human capital development cross cutting issues and economic development In August NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps NYSC members in community policing Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo who spoke on the issue said that Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing The update was presented by the Chairman NGF Fayemi He noted that the I G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas he said Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health and other health officials on health issues especially polio He said that the health minister noted that Aug 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus WPV in Nigeria NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency NIA to identify markets for stolen products across the continent Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism oil theft and bunkering on oil production He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft On the Ease of Doing Business a key programme of the Buhari administration Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC Dr Jumoke Oduwole gave an update He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019 Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017 2020 which has three broad objectives restoring growth investing in people and building a competitive economy has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy he said Still on Ease of Doing Business NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business In November NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies Imo Gov Emeka Ihedioha who spoke on the issue said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee with representatives from the six geo political zones to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies On Dec 19 being the last meeting of the year Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said that NEC s Committee on Security and Policing headed by Gov Fayemi with some governors as members I G NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members presented its report to the Council He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts For the Excess Crude Account as at Nov 19 we have a balance of 324 98 million dollars In the Stabilisation Account as at Dec 17 we have a balance of N30 5 billion in the Natural Resource Fund still as at the same date Dec 17 we have balance of N88 3 billion she said On his part Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country As the nation returns to January to December budget circle perceptive observers are of the view that NEC s resolutions if prudently implemented would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020 NANFeatures
    National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth
      In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation the 1999 Constitution as amended established the National Economic Council NEC Under the constitution the vice president is the Chairman of NEC which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government Other members are the 36 state governors the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Minister of Finance Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy On June 20 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security education agriculture and health In line with the president s directive NEC in its maiden meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo resolved to set up Security Policing Committee headed by Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi to tackle banditry kidnapping cultism among others Before the setting up of the committee NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country The Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping banditry cultism and armed robbery Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime was to bring back the Safer City concept where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV On his part the National Security Adviser NSA Mr Babagana Monguno said the Boko Haram insurgency particularly in the North East remained a major challenge On the herdsmen farmers clashes he said that they were limited to 16 states so far adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem including that of pipelines vandalism In recent months we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people he said On July 3 NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area RUGA programme in preference of NEC s National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers Herders Crisis chaired by Osinbajo RUGA is a rural settlement in which animal farmers herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools hospitals road networks vet clinics markets among others However the initiative elicited nationwide controversy which led to its suspension Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP said it was not meant for cows alone but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country The committee presented the NLTP 2019 2028 plan the plan is not only targeted at cows but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry he said Umahi said that the plan had six pillars conflict resolution justice and peace humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs human capital development cross cutting issues and economic development In August NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps NYSC members in community policing Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo who spoke on the issue said that Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing The update was presented by the Chairman NGF Fayemi He noted that the I G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas he said Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health and other health officials on health issues especially polio He said that the health minister noted that Aug 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus WPV in Nigeria NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency NIA to identify markets for stolen products across the continent Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism oil theft and bunkering on oil production He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft On the Ease of Doing Business a key programme of the Buhari administration Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC Dr Jumoke Oduwole gave an update He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019 Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017 2020 which has three broad objectives restoring growth investing in people and building a competitive economy has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy he said Still on Ease of Doing Business NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business In November NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies Imo Gov Emeka Ihedioha who spoke on the issue said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee with representatives from the six geo political zones to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies On Dec 19 being the last meeting of the year Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said that NEC s Committee on Security and Policing headed by Gov Fayemi with some governors as members I G NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members presented its report to the Council He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts For the Excess Crude Account as at Nov 19 we have a balance of 324 98 million dollars In the Stabilisation Account as at Dec 17 we have a balance of N30 5 billion in the Natural Resource Fund still as at the same date Dec 17 we have balance of N88 3 billion she said On his part Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country As the nation returns to January to December budget circle perceptive observers are of the view that NEC s resolutions if prudently implemented would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020 NANFeatures
    National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth
    Features3 years ago

    National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth

    In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation, the 1999 Constitution, as amended, established the National Economic Council (NEC).

    Under the constitution, the vice president is the Chairman of NEC, which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of  economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government.

    Other members are: the 36 state governors, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy.

    On June 20, President Muhammadu Buhari, inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security, education, agriculture and health.

    In line with the president’s directive, NEC, in its maiden meeting, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, resolved to set up Security Policing Committee, headed by Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman and Ekiti  Governor, Kayode Fayemi, to tackle banditry, kidnapping, cultism among others.

    Before the setting up of the committee, NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country.

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping, banditry, cultism and armed robbery.

    Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime, was “to bring back the `Safer City’ concept, where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV.’’

    On his part, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Babagana Monguno, said the Boko Haram insurgency, particularly in the North- East, remained a major challenge.

    On the herdsmen/farmers clashes, he said that they were limited to 16 states so far, adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem, including that of pipelines vandalism.

    “In recent months, we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates.

    “The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people,’’ he said.

    On July 3, NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme, in preference of NEC’s National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).

    Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers/Herders Crisis, chaired by Osinbajo.

    RUGA is a rural settlement, in which animal farmers/herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools, hospitals, road networks, vet clinics, markets among others.

    However, the initiative elicited nationwide controversy, which led to its suspension.

    Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive, adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme.

    Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP, said it was not meant for cows alone, but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country.

    “The committee presented the NLTP (2019-2028) plan; the plan is not only targeted at cows, but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry,’’ he said.

    Umahi said that the plan had six pillars– conflict resolution, justice and peace, humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs, human capital development, cross-cutting issues and economic development.

    In August, NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in community policing.

    Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, who spoke on the issue, said that Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing.

    “The update was presented by the Chairman, NGF, Fayemi.

    “He noted that the I-G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N-Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas,’’ he said.

    Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health, and other health officials, on health issues, especially polio.

    He said that the health minister noted that Aug. 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.

    NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020.

    The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to identify markets for stolen products across the continent.

    Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism, oil theft and bunkering on oil production.

    He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft.

    On the Ease of Doing Business, a key programme of the Buhari administration, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Dr Jumoke Oduwole, gave an update.

    He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report, released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019.

    “Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro, small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria.

    “And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017-2020, which has three broad objectives- restoring growth, investing in people and building a competitive economy, has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy,’’ he said.

    Still on Ease of Doing Business, NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria’s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business.

    In November, NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies.

    Imo Gov. Emeka Ihedioha, who spoke on the issue, said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee, with representatives from  the six geo-political zones, to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies.

    On Dec. 19, being the last meeting of the year, Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security.

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, said that NEC’s Committee on Security and Policing, headed by Gov. Fayemi with some governors as members, I-G, NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members, presented its report to the Council.

    He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security.

    Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts.

    She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government.

    “We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states.

    “The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN.’’

    Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts.

    “For the Excess Crude Account, as at Nov. 19, we have a balance of 324. 98 million dollars.

    “In the Stabilisation Account, as at Dec. 17, we have a balance of N30. 5 billion; in the Natural Resource Fund, still as at the same date, Dec. 17, we have balance of N88. 3 billion, ‘’ she said.

    On his part, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed, submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country.

    As the nation returns to January to December budget circle, perceptive observers are of the view that NEC’s resolutions, if prudently implemented, would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020. (NANFeatures)

  •  In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation the 1999 Constitution as amended established the National Economic Council NEC Under the constitution the vice president is the Chairman of NEC which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government Other members are the 36 state governors the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Minister of Finance Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy On June 20 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security education agriculture and health In line with the president s directive NEC in its maiden meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo resolved to set up Security Policing Committee headed by Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi to tackle banditry kidnapping cultism among others Before the setting up of the committee NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country The Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping banditry cultism and armed robbery Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime was to bring back the Safer City concept where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV On his part the National Security Adviser NSA Mr Babagana Monguno said the Boko Haram insurgency particularly in the North East remained a major challenge On the herdsmen farmers clashes he said that they were limited to 16 states so far adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem including that of pipelines vandalism In recent months we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people he said On July 3 NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area RUGA programme in preference of NEC s National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers Herders Crisis chaired by Osinbajo RUGA is a rural settlement in which animal farmers herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools hospitals road networks vet clinics markets among others However the initiative elicited nationwide controversy which led to its suspension Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP said it was not meant for cows alone but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country The committee presented the NLTP 2019 2028 plan the plan is not only targeted at cows but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry he said Umahi said that the plan had six pillars conflict resolution justice and peace humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs human capital development cross cutting issues and economic development In August NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps NYSC members in community policing Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo who spoke on the issue said that Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing The update was presented by the Chairman NGF Fayemi He noted that the I G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas he said Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health and other health officials on health issues especially polio He said that the health minister noted that Aug 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus WPV in Nigeria NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency NIA to identify markets for stolen products across the continent Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism oil theft and bunkering on oil production He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft On the Ease of Doing Business a key programme of the Buhari administration Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC Dr Jumoke Oduwole gave an update He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019 Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017 2020 which has three broad objectives restoring growth investing in people and building a competitive economy has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy he said Still on Ease of Doing Business NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business In November NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies Imo Gov Emeka Ihedioha who spoke on the issue said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee with representatives from the six geo political zones to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies On Dec 19 being the last meeting of the year Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said that NEC s Committee on Security and Policing headed by Gov Fayemi with some governors as members I G NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members presented its report to the Council He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts For the Excess Crude Account as at Nov 19 we have a balance of 324 98 million dollars In the Stabilisation Account as at Dec 17 we have a balance of N30 5 billion in the Natural Resource Fund still as at the same date Dec 17 we have balance of N88 3 billion she said On his part Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country As the nation returns to January to December budget circle perceptive observers are of the view that NEC s resolutions if prudently implemented would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020
     National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth
     In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation the 1999 Constitution as amended established the National Economic Council NEC Under the constitution the vice president is the Chairman of NEC which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government Other members are the 36 state governors the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Minister of Finance Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy On June 20 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security education agriculture and health In line with the president s directive NEC in its maiden meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo resolved to set up Security Policing Committee headed by Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi to tackle banditry kidnapping cultism among others Before the setting up of the committee NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country The Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping banditry cultism and armed robbery Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime was to bring back the Safer City concept where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV On his part the National Security Adviser NSA Mr Babagana Monguno said the Boko Haram insurgency particularly in the North East remained a major challenge On the herdsmen farmers clashes he said that they were limited to 16 states so far adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem including that of pipelines vandalism In recent months we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people he said On July 3 NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area RUGA programme in preference of NEC s National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers Herders Crisis chaired by Osinbajo RUGA is a rural settlement in which animal farmers herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools hospitals road networks vet clinics markets among others However the initiative elicited nationwide controversy which led to its suspension Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP said it was not meant for cows alone but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country The committee presented the NLTP 2019 2028 plan the plan is not only targeted at cows but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry he said Umahi said that the plan had six pillars conflict resolution justice and peace humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs human capital development cross cutting issues and economic development In August NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps NYSC members in community policing Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo who spoke on the issue said that Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing The update was presented by the Chairman NGF Fayemi He noted that the I G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas he said Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health and other health officials on health issues especially polio He said that the health minister noted that Aug 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus WPV in Nigeria NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency NIA to identify markets for stolen products across the continent Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism oil theft and bunkering on oil production He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft On the Ease of Doing Business a key programme of the Buhari administration Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC Dr Jumoke Oduwole gave an update He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019 Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017 2020 which has three broad objectives restoring growth investing in people and building a competitive economy has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy he said Still on Ease of Doing Business NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business In November NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies Imo Gov Emeka Ihedioha who spoke on the issue said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee with representatives from the six geo political zones to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies On Dec 19 being the last meeting of the year Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State said that NEC s Committee on Security and Policing headed by Gov Fayemi with some governors as members I G NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members presented its report to the Council He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts For the Excess Crude Account as at Nov 19 we have a balance of 324 98 million dollars In the Stabilisation Account as at Dec 17 we have a balance of N30 5 billion in the Natural Resource Fund still as at the same date Dec 17 we have balance of N88 3 billion she said On his part Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country As the nation returns to January to December budget circle perceptive observers are of the view that NEC s resolutions if prudently implemented would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020
     National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth
    Features3 years ago

     National Economic Council and burden of boosting economic growth

    In recognition of the importance of economic growth to the advancement and stability of a nation, the 1999 Constitution, as amended, established the National Economic Council (NEC).Under the constitution, the vice president is the Chairman of NEC, which is held monthly to deliberate on the coordination of  economic coordinate the programmes of the various levels of government.Other members are: the 36 state governors, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials as well as agencies involved in managing the economy.On June 20, President Muhammadu Buhari, inaugurated NEC for the second term of his administration and urged the Council to pay special attention to security, education, agriculture and health.In line with the president’s directive, NEC, in its maiden meeting, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, resolved to set up Security Policing Committee, headed by Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman and Ekiti  Governor, Kayode Fayemi, to tackle banditry, kidnapping, cultism among others.Before the setting up of the committee, NEC was briefed about the security situation in the country.The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, in his brief listed the challenges as kidnapping, banditry, cultism and armed robbery.Adamu said that part of the strategy to deal with the security situation and to prevent crime, was “to bring back the `Safer City’ concept, where all our major cities are fixed with CCTV.’’On his part, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Babagana Monguno, said the Boko Haram insurgency, particularly in the North- East, remained a major challenge.On the herdsmen/farmers clashes, he said that they were limited to 16 states so far, adding that the council was working on the blueprint to solve the problem, including that of pipelines vandalism.“In recent months, we were able to destroy 373 illegal refineries and curtailed the activities of pirates.“The situation in the Niger Delta is also affecting security in the Gulf of Guinea and we have been collaborating with the secretariat in Luanda to work to reduce the activities of these people,’’ he said.On July 3, NEC announced that President Buhari had suspended Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme, in preference of NEC’s National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this after a meeting of the NEC Committee on Farmers/Herders Crisis, chaired by Osinbajo.RUGA is a rural settlement, in which animal farmers/herders stay in designated places provided with basic amenities such as schools, hospitals, road networks, vet clinics, markets among others.However, the initiative elicited nationwide controversy, which led to its suspension.Umahi said that the NLTP would be all inclusive, adding that it was for states that were willing to key into the programme.Umahi who later gave an update on the NLTP, said it was not meant for cows alone, but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country.“The committee presented the NLTP (2019-2028) plan; the plan is not only targeted at cows, but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry,’’ he said.Umahi said that the plan had six pillars– conflict resolution, justice and peace, humanitarian relief and early recovery for IDPs, human capital development, cross-cutting issues and economic development.In August, NEC announced that plans were under way to engage N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in community policing.Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, who spoke on the issue, said that Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti presented an update on NEC Ad hoc Committee on Security and Policing.“The update was presented by the Chairman, NGF, Fayemi.“He noted that the I-G has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N-Power beneficiaries and Youth Corps members as police officers in their local government areas,’’ he said.Obaseki said that an update was also presented by the Minister of Health, and other health officials, on health issues, especially polio.He said that the health minister noted that Aug. 21 marked exactly three years milestone without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.NEC called for conscious efforts towards achieving polio certification by the year 2020.The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was also directed to engage the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to identify markets for stolen products across the continent.Obaseki said that a committee was constituted to address the impact of vandalism, oil theft and bunkering on oil production.He said it was also to check the effectiveness of the activities of the joint task force and other security agencies in curbing the menace of oil theft.On the Ease of Doing Business, a key programme of the Buhari administration, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, said that the Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Dr Jumoke Oduwole, gave an update.He said that Oduwole informed the Council about the current reforms in African countries as contained in the African Development Bank Economic Outlook report, released in January 2019 and in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2019.“Nigeria was ranked 146 with micro, small and medium enterprises making up to 90 per cent of businesses in Nigeria.“And that the economic recovery and growth plan 2017-2020, which has three broad objectives- restoring growth, investing in people and building a competitive economy, has positioned Nigeria as a force in building a competitive economy,’’ he said.Still on Ease of Doing Business, NEC commended President Buhari and Osinbajo over Nigeria’s improvement in the latest World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business.In November, NEC resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to look into the ownership structure of power distribution companies.Imo Gov. Emeka Ihedioha, who spoke on the issue, said that NEC resolved to constitute the committee, with representatives from  the six geo-political zones, to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies.On Dec. 19, being the last meeting of the year, Council said there was need for states to pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of huge cost of maintaining security.Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, said that NEC’s Committee on Security and Policing, headed by Gov. Fayemi with some governors as members, I-G, NSA and Chief of Defence Staff as members, presented its report to the Council.He said the Council resolved that states should pool resources and set up a security trust fund in view of the huge cost of maintaining security.Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed gave an update on the state of federation accounts.She said that deductions were being made from states for the Budget Support Facilities given by the Federal Government.“We have an update to the Council on the repayment process for the Budget Support Facilities that was granted to the states.“The current situation is that deductions are ongoing and remittances on these facilities are being made to the CBN.’’Ahmed said that the ministry also reported to the Council on the balances of some key accounts.“For the Excess Crude Account, as at Nov. 19, we have a balance of 324. 98 million dollars.“In the Stabilisation Account, as at Dec. 17, we have a balance of N30. 5 billion; in the Natural Resource Fund, still as at the same date, Dec. 17, we have balance of N88. 3 billion, ‘’ she said.On his part, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, said that the NEC Pension Fund Committee which he headed, submitted its interim report with a recommendation that NEC should invest at least N2 trillion of the fund in infrastructural development in the country.As the nation returns to January to December budget circle, perceptive observers are of the view that NEC’s resolutions, if prudently implemented, would significantly improve the economy and national security in 2020.

  •   Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu has called on graduating students to add technology driven skills to their primary course of study to compete favourably in the labour market Sanwo Olu gave the advice on Friday at the maiden graduation ceremony of the Mountain Top University MTU in Ibafo Ogun State The governor delivered a lecture titled Future of Job and the World of Work The Need for Graduates That are Globally Competitive According to him the knowledge acquired in the university will become obsolete in a short while the graduandos needed continuous advancement To be ready for the future he urged the graduating students to embrace technology driven skills as jobs of the future will be driven by such Many of the things you learnt in the university will have become obsolete even before you complete the National Youth Service Corps NYSC This is the truth 50 or 100 years ago we didn t know that new technologies would have emerged to shape the world as we knew it It is certain that to thrive in that world university graduates will need to be fully prepared They will need to be educated in the tools and the languages of that world and will need to have capacity to compete with other graduates in the quest for jobs and employment We must also extend this to curriculum transformation We will not progress in the 21st century using 20th century curricula Our young people must become comfortable with coding robotics 3D printing and other technologies from an early age especially in the public school system Regardless of what academic track our students are on arts sciences or social sciences technological literacy must be a common denominator Sanwo olu said He said that students must commit themselves to life long learning as they would be judged not only by what they know but also how quickly they could learn new things Sanwo olu said that technology had made it easier for users to find job opportunities outside their immediate environment The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Elijah Ayolabi called on the students to be good ambassadors of the institution Ayolabi said that the students were the firstborn pride of the institution and the symbol of its strength What you do with the training you got is your sole responsibility I charge you today therefore to remember the responsibility placed on your shoulders as the first children of MTU he said The university graduated a total of 120 students 22 among them bagged First Class Honours in various disciplines T Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Tajudeen Atitebi NAN
    Sanwo-Olu tasks graduands on technology skills
      Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu has called on graduating students to add technology driven skills to their primary course of study to compete favourably in the labour market Sanwo Olu gave the advice on Friday at the maiden graduation ceremony of the Mountain Top University MTU in Ibafo Ogun State The governor delivered a lecture titled Future of Job and the World of Work The Need for Graduates That are Globally Competitive According to him the knowledge acquired in the university will become obsolete in a short while the graduandos needed continuous advancement To be ready for the future he urged the graduating students to embrace technology driven skills as jobs of the future will be driven by such Many of the things you learnt in the university will have become obsolete even before you complete the National Youth Service Corps NYSC This is the truth 50 or 100 years ago we didn t know that new technologies would have emerged to shape the world as we knew it It is certain that to thrive in that world university graduates will need to be fully prepared They will need to be educated in the tools and the languages of that world and will need to have capacity to compete with other graduates in the quest for jobs and employment We must also extend this to curriculum transformation We will not progress in the 21st century using 20th century curricula Our young people must become comfortable with coding robotics 3D printing and other technologies from an early age especially in the public school system Regardless of what academic track our students are on arts sciences or social sciences technological literacy must be a common denominator Sanwo olu said He said that students must commit themselves to life long learning as they would be judged not only by what they know but also how quickly they could learn new things Sanwo olu said that technology had made it easier for users to find job opportunities outside their immediate environment The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Elijah Ayolabi called on the students to be good ambassadors of the institution Ayolabi said that the students were the firstborn pride of the institution and the symbol of its strength What you do with the training you got is your sole responsibility I charge you today therefore to remember the responsibility placed on your shoulders as the first children of MTU he said The university graduated a total of 120 students 22 among them bagged First Class Honours in various disciplines T Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Tajudeen Atitebi NAN
    Sanwo-Olu tasks graduands on technology skills
    Education3 years ago

    Sanwo-Olu tasks graduands on technology skills

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on graduating students to add technology driven skills to their primary course of study to compete favourably in the labour market.

    Sanwo-Olu gave the advice on Friday at the maiden graduation ceremony of the Mountain Top University (MTU) in Ibafo, Ogun State.

    The governor delivered a lecture titled, ‘Future of Job and the World of Work: The Need for Graduates That are Globally Competitive’.

    According to him, the knowledge acquired in the university will become obsolete in a short,  while the graduandos needed continuous advancement.

    To be ready for the future, he urged the graduating students to embrace technology driven skills as jobs of the future will be driven by such.

    ”Many of the things you learnt in the university will have become obsolete even before you complete the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

    ”This is the truth. 50 or 100 years ago, we didn’t know that new technologies would have emerged to shape the world as we knew it.

    ”It is certain that to thrive in that world, university graduates will need to be fully prepared.

    “They will need to be educated in the tools and the languages of that world and will need to have capacity to compete with other graduates in the quest for jobs and employment.

    ”We must also extend this to curriculum transformation. We will not progress in the 21st century using 20th century curricula.

    ”Our young people must become comfortable with coding, robotics, 3D printing and other technologies from an early age, especially in the public school system.

    ”Regardless of what academic track our students are on: arts, sciences or social sciences, technological literacy must be a common denominator,” Sanwo-olu said.

    He said that students must commit themselves to life-long learning as they would be judged not only by what they know, but also how quickly they could learn new things.

    Sanwo-olu said that technology had made it easier for users to find job opportunities outside their immediate environment.

    The  Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, called on the students to be good ambassadors of the institution.

    Ayolabi said that the students were “the firstborn, pride of the institution and the symbol of its strength”.

    ”What you do with the training you got is your sole responsibility. I charge you today, therefore, to remember the responsibility placed on your shoulders as the first children of MTU,” he said.

    The university graduated a total of 120 students, 22 among them bagged First Class Honours in various disciplines.

    /TÁ

    Edited by: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Tajudeen Atitebi
    (NAN)

  •   Mr Dare Aragbaiye the Ondo State Head of Service has called on MDAs and NGOs not to reject members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC posted to them for their primary assignments Aragbaiye made this call while hosting Mrs Grace Akpabio the State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC on Friday in Akure The HoS said the state government had put a machinery in place to ensure that members of the corps are optimally utilised to achieve the accelerated transformation of the state Aragbaiye who explained that the state government had yet to recruit more permanent teachers said it had directed the state teaching service commission to intimate the office of the Head of Service to engage corps members in relevant fields The Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration is trying within the limited available resources to inject more qualified teachers into the system and we are looking in the direction of the NYSC which has adequate human resources to complement our efforts The position of the Ondo State government is to engage more trained and competent corps members to fill the shortfall and I am confident that those engaged would be adequately motivated so that they can give their very best he said Aragbaiye who reiterated the commitment of the state government to improve the welfare of corps members praised the state coordinator for her maturity and tenacity in handling all the issues relating to NYSC members in the State Earlier the State Coordinator expressed the appreciation of all the corps members serving in the state to the government for creating a conducive environment for them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state Akpabio said that the civil service as the engine room of governance in the state should be the highest corps employer as a way of showing support and solidarity to the laudable scheme and all employers should desist from rejecting corps members According to her the number of graduate youths being mobilised for the programme every year from the various tertiary institutions both at home and abroad are greater than the number of available places of primary assignment Some of our corps members serving in the various government owned schools are either under paid or not paid at all while some work under hazardous environments We appeal to the office of the Head of Service to look into the matter and assist the scheme as this will encourage the corps members to serve the nation diligently she said
    Ondo State Govt. implores MDAs, NGOs to accept serving NYSC members
      Mr Dare Aragbaiye the Ondo State Head of Service has called on MDAs and NGOs not to reject members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC posted to them for their primary assignments Aragbaiye made this call while hosting Mrs Grace Akpabio the State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC on Friday in Akure The HoS said the state government had put a machinery in place to ensure that members of the corps are optimally utilised to achieve the accelerated transformation of the state Aragbaiye who explained that the state government had yet to recruit more permanent teachers said it had directed the state teaching service commission to intimate the office of the Head of Service to engage corps members in relevant fields The Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration is trying within the limited available resources to inject more qualified teachers into the system and we are looking in the direction of the NYSC which has adequate human resources to complement our efforts The position of the Ondo State government is to engage more trained and competent corps members to fill the shortfall and I am confident that those engaged would be adequately motivated so that they can give their very best he said Aragbaiye who reiterated the commitment of the state government to improve the welfare of corps members praised the state coordinator for her maturity and tenacity in handling all the issues relating to NYSC members in the State Earlier the State Coordinator expressed the appreciation of all the corps members serving in the state to the government for creating a conducive environment for them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state Akpabio said that the civil service as the engine room of governance in the state should be the highest corps employer as a way of showing support and solidarity to the laudable scheme and all employers should desist from rejecting corps members According to her the number of graduate youths being mobilised for the programme every year from the various tertiary institutions both at home and abroad are greater than the number of available places of primary assignment Some of our corps members serving in the various government owned schools are either under paid or not paid at all while some work under hazardous environments We appeal to the office of the Head of Service to look into the matter and assist the scheme as this will encourage the corps members to serve the nation diligently she said
    Ondo State Govt. implores MDAs, NGOs to accept serving NYSC members
    General news3 years ago

    Ondo State Govt. implores MDAs, NGOs to accept serving NYSC members

    Mr Dare Aragbaiye, the Ondo State Head of Service, has called on MDAs and NGOs not to reject members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  posted to them for their primary assignments.

    Aragbaiye made this call while hosting Mrs Grace Akpabio, the State Coordinator of  the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday in Akure.

    The HoS said the state government had put a machinery in place to ensure that members of the corps are optimally utilised to achieve the accelerated transformation of the state.

    Aragbaiye, who explained that the state government had yet to recruit more permanent teachers, said it had directed the state teaching service commission to intimate the office of the Head of Service to engage corps members in relevant fields.

    “The Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration is trying within the limited available resources to inject more qualified teachers into the system and we are looking in the direction of the NYSC, which has adequate human resources to complement our efforts.

    “The position of the Ondo State government is to engage more trained and competent corps members to fill the shortfall and I am confident that those engaged would be adequately motivated so that they can give their very best,” he said.

    Aragbaiye, who reiterated the commitment of the state government to improve the welfare of corps members, praised the state coordinator for her maturity and tenacity in handling all the issues relating to NYSC members in the State.

    Earlier, the State Coordinator expressed the appreciation of all the corps members serving in the state to the government for creating a conducive environment for them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.

    Akpabio said that the civil service as the engine room of governance in the state, should be the highest corps employer, as a way of showing support and solidarity to the laudable scheme and all employers should desist from rejecting corps members.

    According to her, the number of graduate youths being mobilised for the programme every year from the various tertiary institutions both at home and abroad are greater than the number of available places of primary assignment.

    “Some of our corps members serving in the various government owned schools are either under paid or not paid at all while some work under hazardous environments.

    “We appeal to the office of the Head of Service to look into the matter and assist the scheme, as this will encourage the corps members to serve the nation diligently,” she said.

     

     

  •   Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo has advised members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC 2019 Batch C Stream II in the state to be security conscious during their service year The governor represented by Mr Philip Shauibu Edo deputy governor gave this advice on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the corps members orientation programme in Okada Edo He also said that the corps members should be conscious of their environment as well as avoid unnecessary travels to avoid cases of missing persons Obaseki said the NYSC had launched the corps members into the mainstream of socio economic development I have no doubt that the various activities and lectures you received have equipped you for the task of nation building I am aware of the various physical mental and entrepreneurial development programmes you were exposed to these past three weeks These programmes were organised to add value to your lives to make you better Nigerians and guide your steps during the service year He congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their three weeks orientation course Obaseki lauded the NYSC management for introducing and making the skill acquisition programme compulsory for corps members during their service year Mr Adebayo Ojo the NYSC State Coordinator said despite the limited camp facilities both the corps members and camp officials performed their expected roles excellently I wish to express my appreciation to the Edo government and all well meaning people of the state for their moral and financial support The enabling environment provided by Gov Godwin Obaseki was overwhelming and this contributed to our success story We are indeed grateful he said
    Gov. Obaseki advises corps members to be security conscious
      Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo has advised members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC 2019 Batch C Stream II in the state to be security conscious during their service year The governor represented by Mr Philip Shauibu Edo deputy governor gave this advice on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the corps members orientation programme in Okada Edo He also said that the corps members should be conscious of their environment as well as avoid unnecessary travels to avoid cases of missing persons Obaseki said the NYSC had launched the corps members into the mainstream of socio economic development I have no doubt that the various activities and lectures you received have equipped you for the task of nation building I am aware of the various physical mental and entrepreneurial development programmes you were exposed to these past three weeks These programmes were organised to add value to your lives to make you better Nigerians and guide your steps during the service year He congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their three weeks orientation course Obaseki lauded the NYSC management for introducing and making the skill acquisition programme compulsory for corps members during their service year Mr Adebayo Ojo the NYSC State Coordinator said despite the limited camp facilities both the corps members and camp officials performed their expected roles excellently I wish to express my appreciation to the Edo government and all well meaning people of the state for their moral and financial support The enabling environment provided by Gov Godwin Obaseki was overwhelming and this contributed to our success story We are indeed grateful he said
    Gov. Obaseki advises corps members to be security conscious
    Education3 years ago

    Gov. Obaseki advises corps members to be security conscious

    Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, has advised members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2019 Batch C Stream II in the state to be security conscious during their service year.

    The governor, represented by Mr Philip Shauibu, Edo deputy governor, gave this advice on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the corps members’ orientation programme in Okada, Edo.

    He also said that the corps members should be conscious of their environment as well as avoid unnecessary travels to avoid cases of missing persons.

    Obaseki said the NYSC had launched the corps members into the mainstream of socio-economic development.

    “I have no doubt that the various activities and lectures you received have equipped you for the task of nation building.

    “I am aware of the various physical, mental and entrepreneurial development programmes you were exposed to these past three weeks.

    “These programmes were organised to add value to your lives, to make you better Nigerians and guide your steps during the service year.

    He congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their three weeks orientation course.

    Obaseki lauded the NYSC management for introducing and making the skill acquisition programme compulsory for corps members during their service year.

    Mr Adebayo Ojo, the NYSC State Coordinator, said despite the limited camp facilities, both the corps members and camp officials performed their expected roles excellently.

    “I wish to express my appreciation to the Edo government and all well-meaning people of the state for their moral and financial support.

    “The enabling environment provided by Gov. Godwin Obaseki was overwhelming and this contributed to our success story. We are indeed grateful,” he said.

  •   Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC posted to the state to utilise states opportunities to initiate viable community development projects Tambuwal made the call in Wamakko Sokoto on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch C Stream 2 Orientation for the corps members He assured them maximum security and improved welfare throughout their service year The governor who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Mannir Dan iya urged the corps members to be law abiding shun provocative dressing associate freely and respect the culture and tradition of their host communities He called on the NYSC members to continue to work for the unity of Nigeria explore its potential for growth and development and utilise the skills they learnt in camp to set up viable ventures The governor also advised them to promote tolerance and understanding among Nigerians and serve as change agents in addressing the nation s problems and challenges The nation is faced with enormous challenges of development and meeting them needs collective efforts Tambuwal said The Acting Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in the state Alhaji Abdullahi Maishanu noted that the corps members had demonstrated exemplary conduct during the orientation He expressed hope that they would not relent in their endeavours Maishanu also urged them to join forces with government in fighting corruption drug abuse and other social vices in the country He said those who distinguished themselves during the service year would receive awards from the state government and Sultan of Sokoto Dr Sa ad Abubakar Ladan however warned that there would be sanction against any corps member found wanting The State NYSC Coordinator Mr Philip Enaberue said 95 per cent of the corps members had been posted to teach in schools to support the state government to revamp the education sector Your Excellency Sir the NYSC management in the state is mindful of the focus of your administration which declared emergency in education sector The emphasis which you placed on education has necessitated the posting of about 95 per cent of the corps members They would be posted to schools located in all communities including the hinterlands he said The coordinator urged the corps members to exhibit positive attitude in their places of primary assignment There is no doubt in my mind that if you exhibit positive attitude to your employers they will go to any length to make you comfortable throughout the service year Enaberue said He also urged the corps members to contribute positively to the development of their host communities I urge you to move to host communities settle down quickly and identify one or two things you feel is the need of the community articulate and execute them Ahmed
    Tambuwal tasks NYSC members to initiate viable projects
      Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC posted to the state to utilise states opportunities to initiate viable community development projects Tambuwal made the call in Wamakko Sokoto on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch C Stream 2 Orientation for the corps members He assured them maximum security and improved welfare throughout their service year The governor who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Mannir Dan iya urged the corps members to be law abiding shun provocative dressing associate freely and respect the culture and tradition of their host communities He called on the NYSC members to continue to work for the unity of Nigeria explore its potential for growth and development and utilise the skills they learnt in camp to set up viable ventures The governor also advised them to promote tolerance and understanding among Nigerians and serve as change agents in addressing the nation s problems and challenges The nation is faced with enormous challenges of development and meeting them needs collective efforts Tambuwal said The Acting Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in the state Alhaji Abdullahi Maishanu noted that the corps members had demonstrated exemplary conduct during the orientation He expressed hope that they would not relent in their endeavours Maishanu also urged them to join forces with government in fighting corruption drug abuse and other social vices in the country He said those who distinguished themselves during the service year would receive awards from the state government and Sultan of Sokoto Dr Sa ad Abubakar Ladan however warned that there would be sanction against any corps member found wanting The State NYSC Coordinator Mr Philip Enaberue said 95 per cent of the corps members had been posted to teach in schools to support the state government to revamp the education sector Your Excellency Sir the NYSC management in the state is mindful of the focus of your administration which declared emergency in education sector The emphasis which you placed on education has necessitated the posting of about 95 per cent of the corps members They would be posted to schools located in all communities including the hinterlands he said The coordinator urged the corps members to exhibit positive attitude in their places of primary assignment There is no doubt in my mind that if you exhibit positive attitude to your employers they will go to any length to make you comfortable throughout the service year Enaberue said He also urged the corps members to contribute positively to the development of their host communities I urge you to move to host communities settle down quickly and identify one or two things you feel is the need of the community articulate and execute them Ahmed
    Tambuwal tasks NYSC members to initiate viable projects
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    Tambuwal tasks NYSC members to initiate viable projects

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state to utilise states’ opportunities to initiate viable community development projects.

    Tambuwal made the call in Wamakko, Sokoto, on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch C, Stream 2 Orientation for the corps members.

    He assured them maximum security and improved welfare throughout their service year.

    The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Mannir Dan’iya, urged the corps members to be law-abiding, shun provocative dressing, associate freely and respect the culture and tradition of their host communities.

    He called on the NYSC members to continue to work for the unity of Nigeria, explore its potential for growth and development and utilise the skills they learnt in camp to set up viable ventures.

    The governor also advised them to promote tolerance and understanding among Nigerians and serve as change agents in addressing the nation’s problems and challenges.

    “The nation is faced with enormous challenges of development and meeting them needs collective efforts,’’ Tambuwal said.

    The Acting Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Maishanu, noted that the corps members had demonstrated exemplary conduct during the orientation.

    He expressed hope that they would not relent in their endeavours.

    Maishanu also urged them to join forces with government in fighting corruption, drug abuse and other social vices in the country.

    He said those who distinguished themselves during the service year would receive awards from the state government and Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar.

    Ladan, however, warned that there would be sanction against any corps member found wanting.

    The State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Philip Enaberue, said 95 per cent of the corps members had been posted to teach in schools to support the state government to revamp the education sector.

    “Your Excellency Sir, the NYSC management in the state is mindful of the focus of your administration which declared emergency in education sector.

    “The emphasis which you placed on education has necessitated the posting of about 95 per cent of the corps members.

    “They would be posted to schools located in all communities, including the hinterlands,’’ he said.

    The coordinator urged the corps members to exhibit positive attitude in their places of primary assignment.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that if you exhibit positive attitude to your employers, they will go to any length to make you comfortable throughout the service year,’’ Enaberue said.

    He also urged the corps members to contribute positively to the development of their host communities.

    “I urge you to move to host communities, settle down quickly and identify one or two things you feel is the need of the community, articulate and execute them.’’

    Ahmed

  •   Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged the National Youth Service Corps NYSC members serving in the state to be security conscious Lalong made the call on Wednesday in Mangu when he declared the 2019 batch C stream 2 orientation exercise closed The governor who was represented by the State s Commissioner for Youths and Sports Victor Lapang said that the state was relatively peaceful and secure but that they needed to be security conscious He called on them to also shun wayward behaviors that could endanger their lives He urged them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and to avoid indulging in forbidden practices and refrain from engaging in local politics Lalong also enjoined the corps members to bring about the expected change in their host communities He disclosed that the state would continue to ensure that their security and welfare remained of utmost priority Earlier the Plateau NYSC State Coordinator Ms Caroline Embu commended the corps members for participating actively in the camp activities Embu urged them to accept their posting with grace and dignity She also enjoined the corps members to be instruments of unity in their respective host communities She warned them against abuse of the NYSC uniform urging them to wear it with dignity and pride The coordinator said the NYSC would sanction any corps member who brought the scheme into disrepute through indecent dressing and abuse of its uniform She urged them to bring about positive changes in their host communities Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Gov. Lalong urges corps members to be security conscious
      Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged the National Youth Service Corps NYSC members serving in the state to be security conscious Lalong made the call on Wednesday in Mangu when he declared the 2019 batch C stream 2 orientation exercise closed The governor who was represented by the State s Commissioner for Youths and Sports Victor Lapang said that the state was relatively peaceful and secure but that they needed to be security conscious He called on them to also shun wayward behaviors that could endanger their lives He urged them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and to avoid indulging in forbidden practices and refrain from engaging in local politics Lalong also enjoined the corps members to bring about the expected change in their host communities He disclosed that the state would continue to ensure that their security and welfare remained of utmost priority Earlier the Plateau NYSC State Coordinator Ms Caroline Embu commended the corps members for participating actively in the camp activities Embu urged them to accept their posting with grace and dignity She also enjoined the corps members to be instruments of unity in their respective host communities She warned them against abuse of the NYSC uniform urging them to wear it with dignity and pride The coordinator said the NYSC would sanction any corps member who brought the scheme into disrepute through indecent dressing and abuse of its uniform She urged them to bring about positive changes in their host communities Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Gov. Lalong urges corps members to be security conscious
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Gov. Lalong urges corps members to be security conscious

      Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state to be security conscious.

    Lalong made the call on Wednesday in Mangu when he declared the 2019 batch “C” stream 2, orientation exercise closed.The governor, who was represented by the State’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Victor Lapang ,  said that the state was relatively peaceful and secure, but that they needed to be security conscious.He called on them to also shun wayward behaviors that could endanger their lives.He urged them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and to avoid indulging in forbidden practices and refrain from engaging in local politics.Lalong also enjoined the corps members to bring about the expected change in their host communities.He disclosed that the state would continue to ensure that their security and welfare remained of utmost priority.   Earlier, the Plateau NYSC State Coordinator, Ms Caroline Embu, commended the corps members for participating actively in the camp activities.Embu urged them to accept their posting with grace and dignity.She also enjoined the corps members to be instruments of unity in their respective host communities.She warned them against abuse of the NYSC uniform, urging them to wear it with dignity and pride.The coordinator said the NYSC would sanction any corps member who brought the scheme into disrepute through indecent dressing and abuse of its uniform.She urged them to bring about positive changes in their host communities.Edited by: Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

  •   The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has warned corps members against embarking on frivolous journeys especially in the festive period The NYSC Coordinator in Enugu State Mr Stephen Dewan gave the warning on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch C Stream Two NYSC Orientation Course in the state He expressed sadness that the state NYSC office recently lost a corps member to a ghastly motor accident and you should avoid embarking on frivolous journeys especially this festive period If there is need for you to travel outside the state permission must be obtained from the state coordinator using the proper channel he said Dewan disclosed that the corps recently launched a fresh campaign against road traffic accident with a view to ensuring the safety of corps members The state coordinator said that the launch was done in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC road transport unions nationwide He said that the measure became necessary following road mishaps involving youth corps members across the country Dewan commended the corps members for their level headedness during the orientation course I urge you to allow this remarkable conduct to direct your affairs throughout the service year and beyond Settle down in your places of primary assignment and respect the culture of the people In doing so you will attract goodwill and honour as there is mechanisms to reward corps members who distinguish themselves during the service year he said The state coordinator urged them to continue with post camp skill acquisition training to adequately prepare for self employment and service in the face of scarce job opportunities We have started developing a spacious ground within the camp for various activities through the assistance of a native of our host community Air Commodore Norbert Offor rtd Hopefully it will develop to a parade ground in no distant time he said Dewan expressed optimism that the state government would assist the NYSC office in its developmental efforts He appealed to the state government to further intervene in the ongoing building of a perimeter fence renovation of the orientation camp and provision of a utility vehicle to facilitate corps members inspection Dewan thanked the NYSC collaborating agencies individuals as well as institutions that assisted in making the orientation course a success Responding Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that his administration would continue to give maximum support to the scheme Ugwuanyi who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties Mr Uwakwe Azikiwe assured the corps members of their safety while in the state We implore you to take your postings in good faith and without fear he said I wish to caution you against unauthorised journeys outside the state especially in this festive period when our roads will be busy Many corps members have met untimely death due to road accidents while embarking on frivolous and unauthorised journeys Ugwuanyi said No fewer than 1 200 corps members participated in the three week orientation for the batch Edited by Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    Yuletide: NYSC warns corps members against frivolous journeys
      The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has warned corps members against embarking on frivolous journeys especially in the festive period The NYSC Coordinator in Enugu State Mr Stephen Dewan gave the warning on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch C Stream Two NYSC Orientation Course in the state He expressed sadness that the state NYSC office recently lost a corps member to a ghastly motor accident and you should avoid embarking on frivolous journeys especially this festive period If there is need for you to travel outside the state permission must be obtained from the state coordinator using the proper channel he said Dewan disclosed that the corps recently launched a fresh campaign against road traffic accident with a view to ensuring the safety of corps members The state coordinator said that the launch was done in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC road transport unions nationwide He said that the measure became necessary following road mishaps involving youth corps members across the country Dewan commended the corps members for their level headedness during the orientation course I urge you to allow this remarkable conduct to direct your affairs throughout the service year and beyond Settle down in your places of primary assignment and respect the culture of the people In doing so you will attract goodwill and honour as there is mechanisms to reward corps members who distinguish themselves during the service year he said The state coordinator urged them to continue with post camp skill acquisition training to adequately prepare for self employment and service in the face of scarce job opportunities We have started developing a spacious ground within the camp for various activities through the assistance of a native of our host community Air Commodore Norbert Offor rtd Hopefully it will develop to a parade ground in no distant time he said Dewan expressed optimism that the state government would assist the NYSC office in its developmental efforts He appealed to the state government to further intervene in the ongoing building of a perimeter fence renovation of the orientation camp and provision of a utility vehicle to facilitate corps members inspection Dewan thanked the NYSC collaborating agencies individuals as well as institutions that assisted in making the orientation course a success Responding Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that his administration would continue to give maximum support to the scheme Ugwuanyi who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties Mr Uwakwe Azikiwe assured the corps members of their safety while in the state We implore you to take your postings in good faith and without fear he said I wish to caution you against unauthorised journeys outside the state especially in this festive period when our roads will be busy Many corps members have met untimely death due to road accidents while embarking on frivolous and unauthorised journeys Ugwuanyi said No fewer than 1 200 corps members participated in the three week orientation for the batch Edited by Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    Yuletide: NYSC warns corps members against frivolous journeys
    General news3 years ago

    Yuletide: NYSC warns corps members against frivolous journeys

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned corps members against embarking on frivolous journeys especially in the festive period.

    The NYSC Coordinator in Enugu State, Mr Stephen Dewan gave the warning on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two NYSC Orientation Course in the state.

    He expressed sadness that the state NYSC office recently lost a corps member to a ghastly motor accident “and you should avoid embarking on frivolous journeys, especially this festive period.

    “If there is need for you to travel outside the state, permission must be obtained from the state coordinator using the proper channel,” he said.

    Dewan disclosed that the corps recently launched a fresh campaign against road traffic accident with a view to ensuring the safety of corps members.

    The state coordinator said that the launch was done in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) road transport unions nationwide.

    He said that the measure became necessary following road mishaps involving youth corps members across the country.

    Dewan commended the corps members for their level headedness during the orientation course.

    “I urge you to allow this remarkable conduct to direct your affairs throughout the service year and beyond. Settle down in your places of primary assignment and respect the culture of the people.

    “In doing so, you will attract goodwill and honour as there is mechanisms to reward corps members who distinguish themselves during the service year,” he said.

    The state coordinator urged them to continue with post-camp skill acquisition training to adequately prepare for self employment and service in the face of scarce job opportunities.

    “We have started developing a spacious ground within the camp for various activities through the assistance of a native of our host community, Air Commodore Norbert Offor (rtd.).

    “Hopefully, it will develop to a parade ground in no distant time,” he said.

    Dewan expressed optimism that the state government would assist the NYSC office in its developmental efforts.

    He appealed to the state government to further intervene in the ongoing building of a perimeter fence, renovation of the orientation camp and provision of a utility vehicle to facilitate corps members’ inspection.

    Dewan thanked the NYSC collaborating agencies, individuals as well as institutions that assisted in making the orientation course a success.

    Responding, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that his administration would continue to give maximum support to the scheme.

    Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Mr Uwakwe Azikiwe, assured the corps members of their safety while in the state.

    “We implore you to take your postings in good faith and without fear,” he said.

    “I wish to caution you against unauthorised journeys outside the state, especially in this festive period when our roads will be busy.

    “Many corps members have met untimely death due to road accidents while embarking on frivolous and unauthorised journeys,” Ugwuanyi said.

    No fewer than 1,200 corps members participated in the three-week orientation for the batch.

    Edited by: Maureen Atuonwu
    (NAN)

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