Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State has directed its local governments to improve the welfare packages for Corps members posted to the state. to boost their morale.
Namadi gave the order at the 2023 Corps Employers Workshop, held at the National Youths Service Corps secretariat, in Dutse, on Tuesday.
The state Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports, Sagir Musa, who represented the governor at the occasion, said the administration had supported the NYSC scheme in many ways.
“We have, therefore, ordered the Local governments who are the hosts of these Corps members, to increase their welfare in view of the economic hardship in the country.
“We also wish to address the issue of rejection and under utilisation of Corps members by employers and that is why we support the Corps employers workshop,” he said.
Also, the Emir of Dutse, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Hamim Muhammad-Sanusi, stressed the importance of the National Youths Service to the development and peaceful coexistence of the nation.
Sanusi, who spoke through the District Head of Kiyawa local council, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, described the scheme as a “life-line scheme”, which has come to stay.
“The service has gained ground in the last 50 years moving forward, so this should tell us that it has come to stay.
“It is an obligation for all employers and other stakeholders to support the scheme in every way possible,” the emir said.
In a presentation, Dr Mahmud Abba of the Geography Department, Bayero University, Kano, highlighted the tasks expected of employers of NYSC Corps members.
According to him, “Employers are expected to be Supervisors, supporters and educators of the Corps members working under them, for an effective service delivery.”
Coordinator of the NYSC in Jigawa, Mrs. Aisha Adamu, said the workshop was aimed at promoting a healthy environment for Corps Members in places of assignments.