Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed, the Director General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has offered assurances to corps members deployed to Borno state, emphasizing that their safety is guaranteed.
Brig-Gen. Ahmed delivered this message during the swearing-in ceremony for the 2023 Batch C Stream 1 NYSC Orientation Course in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
He highlighted that Borno state is among the safest states in the country, owing to the substantial presence of military and paramilitary personnel throughout the state.
According to the NYSC DG, “When we decided to return the orientation course to this location, there was some apprehension among parents and relatives. However, when their children shared their experiences, which were different from what they had heard, they were relieved.”
“Since we returned the 2023 orientation course to Borno, I had a strong desire to visit but couldn’t. Today, I am grateful to be here. I have seen that the temporary orientation camps are more than adequate. The accommodations and other facilities are of high quality, and security arrangements are flawless,” the DG affirmed.
Earlier, during the opening of the orientation course, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State encouraged the corps members to feel at ease, assuring them that the state is secure. He urged them to settle in and work diligently for the people of the state.
Represented by the state Head of Service (HoS), Barrister Mallam Fannami, Governor Zulum stated, “You are our future and leaders of tomorrow. It is our responsibility to support you. As a token of our support, I have provided 100 bags of 50kg rice, 100 bags of 10kg beans, 15 jerry cans of vegetable oil, and 10 bulls for you.”