The Management of National Youth Service Corps has been commended for increasing the transport and local allowances of Corps Members during Orientation Programmes.
A cross section of 2018 Batch ‘A’ Corps Members gave this commendation today during the visit of the Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure to Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.
The transport allowance for each Corps Member has been increased from N1,500:00 to N1,800:00 while the local allowance is now N1,400:00 against the earlier N1,000:00.
They elated Corps Members poured encomiums on the Director-General’s welfare oriented style of administration.
While addressing the Corps Members, Kazaure added that efforts are in top gear to increase the monthly allowance of Corps Members in line with Federal Government approved minimum wage for Civil Servants.
He urged them to avoid all forms of social vices like drug addiction, armed-robbery, prostitution, fraud, among others, but live responsibly as worthy ambassadors of their families and the NYSC Scheme.
The NYSC Boss also warned the Corps Members to avoid lone movements and dangerous terrain that may expose them to danger.
The Director-General advised them to add value to themselves by acquiring a skill through the Entrepreneurship Development Programme of the NYSC Scheme.
‘There is no shortcut to success, try your best and leave the rest for God,’ Kazaure said.
Ebonyi State Coordinator, Mrs Regina lluebbey, in her address said the structures in the camp needs facelift.
She attributed the smooth conduct of the Orientation Course to the teamwork from all Camp Officials but added that the Camp rely on power generating set as its source of power.
While addressing Corps Members in Enugu Camp, the Director-General admonished them to be patriotic towards the corporate existence of the country.
‘The essence of NYSC is to foster National Unity, try and be your brother’s keeper and also remember that you are expected to improve the well-being of your host communities,’ Kazaure added.
Enugu State Coordinator, Mr Ahmed Ikaka told the Director-General that the State Government has given the approval for the connection of the Camp to National grid.
He also commended the DG for approving the construction of a borehole which has curbed the problem of water scarcity in the Camp but appealed for the release of an operational vehicle by the management.
He said a total of 2,268 Corps Members comprising 1,115 males and 1,153 females were registered for the Orientation Course.
2018 Orientation Camp Tour.