By Bashir Hassan, Bauchi
In an effort to boost the morale of Batch B Corps members deployed to Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima has donated cows and food items worth millions of naira to complement the effort of the state NYSC directorate.
Shattima made the donation in Bauchi yesterday while addressing the Batch B National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) members deployed to Borno state who were undergoing their orientation in Bauchi State.
The 1,387 corps members deployed to Borno State were sworn in on the 28th of November, 2016 at their camp in Bauchi.
Addressing the corps member, the Governor noted that despite the seeming ideological, political and religious diversity of Nigerians, they should strive to ensure unity among themselves which he said is the only way to put the country on the path of development.
The governor said that the NYSC scheme will open their eyes to the reality of national existence adding that the future of Nigeria lies in the hands of the youths.
He assured them that Borno State is now peaceful adding that Maiduguri, the capital is more safer than Abuja, Lagos and many state capitals in the country.
He added that the Federal and the Borno State government are working assiduously to maintain peace in the state as the fight against insurgency comes to an end.
The governor also promised to provide all the necessary assistance to the corps members including an increase in their allowance and providing a decent accommodation.
He commended the Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar for accommodating the Borno corps members and the assistance rendered to them.
In his address, the chairman governing board of Borno NYSC, Alkali Bulama charged the corps members to show their commitment to serve their country and become fulfilled at the end of the exercise.
The Borno State NYSC coordinator, Alhaji Lawal Turawa said that the prompt intervention by the Bauchi State governor which led to the relocation of the corps members to the new camp was a saving grace.
He therefore commended the Bauchi State government and its people for their love and support for the NYSC members as well as their officials.
He informed the governor that the Borno NYSC is faced with the challenges of staff accommodation and utility vehicles.
He therefore urge the governor to help in the rehabilitation of their staff accomodation which he said has not been touched since 1995.
He also urged the governor to provide the service with utility vehicles which will help them carry out their duties effectively. End