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Don’t reject corps members, El-Rufai tells employers


Kaduna – Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday urged employers not to reject corps members posted to serve in their organisations.
El-Rufai spoke during the passing out parade of the 2016 Batch A (Stream I) Corps members in Kaduna.
He said that one of the challenges faced by corps members, who are alien to their places of primary assignment, was outright rejection by their intended employers, including government establishments.
El-Rufai, who was represented by the Director, NGO/NYSC, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Jonah Gandu, assured corps members of a conducive environment and their security in any part of the state.
“All employers of corps labour in the state are encouraged to accept corps members posted to them and make them comfortable.
“I want to assure you of your security. You are safe in any part of the state that you are posted to serve.
“Government will continue to recognise and reward those of you who perform excellently at the end of the service year.
“Let me also reiterate that Kaduna State Government will continue to give the scheme maximum support towards the attainment of its objectives,“ he said.
The governor urged corps members to take advantage of every opportunity that would come their way during the service year.
“You must endeavour to utilize the opportunity which the NYSC has provided through the skills acquisition and entrepreneurial training, to improve your lives,“ he said.
In his remark, the Coordinator of the scheme, Mr Mohammed Momoh, said that 65 per cent of the corps members had been posted to serve in rural areas where their services were needed most.
He said that this was in conformity with the age-long posting policy, noting that it would effectively position them to contribute to national development.
Mohammed told the corps members to identify areas of need in their respective host communities and mobilise the people to overcome such challenges.
The Coordinator also urged them to key into the Kaduna government’s developmental programme and contribute their quota in its implementation at the grassroots.
He thanked the state government, security agencies, corps employers and others who contributed to the success of the orientation exercise in the state for their support.(NAN)
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, employers not to reject corps members
Tribunal orders NSCDC Commandant to stop harassing tenant
Kaduna – A Rent Tribunal in Kaduna has ordered the Commandant of the state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Alhaji Modu Bunu to stop harassing a tenant.
The tenant, Mr Victor Abubakar had dragged the commandant to the tribunal over harassment, threat and denial of access to the property where he resides.
The tribunal, presided over by Mrs Nana Muhammad gave the order on Friday and also ordered Bunu to grant Abubakar access to the premises pending the determination of the case
The property in disagreement is located at no. 38 A, Borno Road, Marafa Estate, Kaduna.
“We have seen the premises for ourselves and from all indication; the plaintiff does not reside in the property.
“I therefore order the defendant to stop harassing the plaintiff and grant him access to the house pending the determination of the case,’’ Mohammad said.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Godwin Ochai had earlier informed the tribunal that personnel of the NSCDC were stationed in the house, harassing, and threatening his client.
“As you can see, there are two officers of the NSCDC in the property, they are not armed today probably because they were aware of your visit, but they are always armed, and harassing my client.
“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no one living in the property to warrant the presence of the NSCDC officials,’’ Ochai said.
Counsel to the defendant, Malam Maishanu Abubakar, however, insisted that at no point was the defendant ever threatened, harassed or denied access to the house.
Abubakar said the presence of the personnel in the property was due to the privilege the defendant enjoys as NSCDC commandant.
“We are ready to uphold the rule of law in all circumstances to see that the matter is resolved amicably,’’ he said.
The case has been adjourned till June 14 for continuation of hearing.
Ochai, had earlier told the tribunal that his client was a tenant in the premises and that his tenancy expired in February.
He, however, said that this was before the house was sold to the defendant.
Ochai explained that after purchasing the property, the defendant gave his client two months quit notice, which expired on April 28.
According to him, since then his client is being harassed and denied access to the house.
“At the expiration of the quit notice, the defendant stationed armed officers of the NSCDC at the premises, who threatened and harassed the plaintiff, and even killed his dog,’’ Ochai said. (NAN)

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