By Bashir Rabe Mani
Wamakko – The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has posted no fewer than 1,999 out of the 2,221 deployed in Sokoto State to schools.
Mr Thomas Yamma, the state coordinator of the NYSC, disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the three-week 2016, Batch ”B” orientation course at Wamakko in Wamakko Local Government.
Yamma said, “ The decision was informed by the declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector by the state government.
“ This is in the bid to ensure the success of the policy, aimed at revamping the all-important sector.
“The remaining 10 per cent of the corps members under the batch were posted to other critical sectors of the economy’’.
Yamma added that the scheme would continue to partner the state government to ensure the success of its rural development policy.
The coordinator urged the corps members to continue to be disciplined and respect the religion, cultures and ways of life of their host communities.
He commended the state government, Sultanate Council of Sokoto and the people of the state for their sustained moral and financial supports to the scheme.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, urged the corps members to help in transforming the problems in their host communities to solutions.
Tambuwal represented by Prof. Bashir Garba, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), assured the corps members of their welfare and security, within and outside the camp.
He said:” There has never been the history of any act of violence against any corps member in the state.
“ We will continue to do all we can to sustain this tranquil and hospitable atmosphere, as well as render all the needed support.
“ The scheme has remained a veritable tool of national unity and development.”
Tambuwal warned employers of labour in the state against rejecting any corps members posted to their organisations.
The Chairman of the state NYSC Governing Board, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, reminded the corps members that, the ”carrot and stick” system was still in force.