NYSC: Gombe Orientation Camp Re-Opens


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Gombe state has re-opened two years after it was shut down as a result of security threat caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, 1,706 batch ‘A’ Corps members deployed to the state are to undergo the exercise in a temporary orientation camp in Amada, Akko Local Government Area, pending the clearing of the permanent camp in Malamsidi town of Kwami Local Government Area.

Speaking at the re-opening ceremony on Friday, NYSC Coordinator for Gombe state, Malam Ahmed Ikada commended Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo for his timely intervention that saw the resumption of the orientation camp in the state. He however, appealed to the governor to assist the corps members with stipends to add to their monthly allowance.

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Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, during his opening remarks assured the corps members that the government was committed to ensuring their security. He also commended the host community for providing vigilantes that would collaborate with security personnel to ensure security within and outside the camp.

The Acting Head of Service and chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Alhaji Mahmud Baba, who also spoke at the ceremony urged corps members to put to practice, the skills they will acquire during their training on camp.

Meanwhile, NYSC Director General, Gen. Sule Kazaure, has said the Corps will deploy serving medical corps members (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals) to IDP camps nationwide for their primary assignment.

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Kazaure, who made this known Thursday while flagging-off the NYSC intervention programme at Damare IDPs camp in Yola, stated that the deployment of the corps members to the camps was part of the scheme’s design to bring succour to the inmates at the centre, and also to compliment government’s efforts towards provision of the welfare needs of members of IDPs nationwide.

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