Brig.-Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has commended the Jigawa Government for building lodge for corps members across the 27 local government areas of the state.
Ibrahim made the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru who was represented by his Deputy Malam, Umar Namadi in Dutse on Thursday.
He thanked the state government for upgrading the basic social infrastructure such as water supply, electricity, health care services among other at the NYSC Orientation Camp Dutse.
“May I also use this opportunity to thank the state government for approving N20, 000 monthly allowance for our Area Inspectors of NYSC in the 27 local government of the state.”
“Aside from the construction of the lodge, I wish to also express our profound gratitude for the piece of land donated to the NYSC in the state”.
“Wherever I visited, I always make Jigawa state as my reference point in view of the tremendous support and cooperation we have been enjoying from you.
“I equally wish to reiterate that I will consolidate on the gains of my predecessor, Major-Gen. Zakari Kazaure who hails from your state did alot of good work for the organization,” he said.
The NYSC boss appealed to the state government to provide land to the NYSC to enable it establish a farm.
“This will reduce over dependence and the burden by the NYSC to be making requests to corporate bodies and organizations for assistance.”
“This is because we want to go into entrepreneurship so that we can be self- reliant,” the DG said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Deputy Governor, thanked the DG for his two-day working visit to the state that gave him the opportunity to inspect and inaugurate some critical projects.
While assuring to look into the request made by the DG, the deputy governor pledged that the state government would continue to collaborate and assist the NYSC.
He assured all the corps members posted to the state of their adequate security throughout the period of their stay in the state. (NAN)