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Reps call for improvement of Niger NYSC camp facilities

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The House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Development has expressed concerns about the state of facilities at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Paikoro, Niger State.

The committee’s chairman, Hon. Martins Esin, led members on an oversight visit to the camp and called for significant improvements to the facilities.

“We have inspected the male and female hostels and the clinic, and there is a clear need for improvement,” Esin stated. “The male hostel requires additional beddings to accommodate the corps members effectively.”

Esin emphasized the importance of providing a conducive environment for corps members to serve their country effectively. “These corps members are dedicated to serving Nigeria, and we must ensure that their living conditions at the orientation camp are adequate,” he added.

The committee chairman highlighted the National Assembly’s commitment to the well-being of NYSC members, recognizing the scheme’s role in fostering national unity and integration among Nigerian youths.

“The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon.Tajudeen Abbas, and the committee’s leadership are fully committed to overseeing the activities of the NYSC scheme and providing support for its optimal performance,” Esin affirmed.

He also advised corps members to be vigilant about their security, noting that they have become targets for criminals and enemies of the country.

In her address, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Abdulwahab Olayinka, confirmed that 1,495 corps members were posted to Niger State, including those displaced from the FCT in Abuja.

She commended the corps members for their high level of discipline and assured them of adequate security measures at the orientation camp.

Olayinka acknowledged the challenges faced by the scheme, including a shortage of camp facilities, erosion control issues, and insufficient water supply from boreholes.

She expressed appreciation to the present administration led by Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago for demonstrating concern about improving the facilities at the orientation camp.

 

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