THE Yobe State Coordinator of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Abubakar Mohammed has said that with the return of relative peace in North-East sub-region of the country, over 1,000 corps members are registered to serve in the state.
Mohammed disclosed this on Wednesday at a news conference in Damaturu, while briefing journalists on the “orientation of corps members,” before their postings to various employers of labour and Educational institutions.
He said that the NYSC scheme is behind the rebuilding process towards a return of peace in North-East affected states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.
“We are ready and committed to orient the registered corps members for the manpower requirements of Yobe state. This will also facilitate thedevelopment processes in the state, despite the six-year Boko Haram insurgency that destroyed many lives and property in the state,” said Mohammed.
He however noted that the NYSC scheme had been contributing immensely in the supply of labour to various organisations and educational institutions as teachers.
He said that the required workforce in the Yobe state however; suffered serious setbacks, as corps members were no longer interested to serve in Yobe state, because of six-year insurgency that destroyed many lives and property.
“As the security situation improves, corps members are gradually accepting to offer their services to this state,” said Mohammed.
Mohammed also assured that with the gradual return of peace in the affected sub-region, NYSC will provide the manpower requirements that could accelerate the development process of the three affected states.
“Most of the stories being heard on Boko Haram insurgency in North-East are not true; and this is why we are urging the over 1,000 registered corps members to come out and contribute to the development process of this state,” said the Coordinator.
He called on employers of labour in the state to provide an enabling environment for the corps members carry out their nine-month primary assignments.