The Bauchi state government has plrdged to expand the multi-purpose hall and upgrade the administrative block at the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Wailo, Ganjuwa local government area of the state.
The state governor, Bala Mohammed, made the promise Monday during the swearing in ceremony of the 2019 Batch C, Stream 2 corps members posted to the state.
Represented by the Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Hamisu Shuaibu Shira, the governor pledged that the project will be embarked upon before the end of this year, adding that the ongoing construction of two additional hostels will also be completed in good time.
“Bauchi state holds dear the aims and objectives of the NYSC scheme and this informs our conscious policy of sustained upgrading of facilities at the NYSC orientation camp which is the first point of call for corps members deployed to the state.
“This fundamentally is to create the ambiance for conducive training and learning. In this respect, we will continue to strengthen the scheme so as to increase its capacity to deliver on its mandate of fostering the bond of cohesion and integration,” governor said.
Earlier, the state NYSC coordinator, Shehu Bashir, explained that by the close of registration, a total of 939 corps members, including 498 males and 441 females were registered at the camp.
He said the orientation course the members will undergo at the camp is the foundation of NYSC programmes meant to prepare them adequately to confront the challenges of the service year.
Bashir, therefore, urged the youth to participate in all camp activities noting that they are designed to provide them a forum for cultural and social interaction among themselves.