From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that the corps members deployed to Zamfara State taking their orientation course in Katsina State is not for security reasons.
The NYSC Zamfara State Coordinator, Mr Dahusi Muhammad disclosed this
during the opening ceremony of the NYSC 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II, yesterday in Katsina.
‘’For us NYSC, we have our policy and procedures of doing things; we are always on camp based on the number of prospective corps members produced by institutions.
‘’Now as we speak, the number of corps members from our institutions is very limited to the extent that it cannot go round all the states of the federation.
‘’Because of that, the NYSC management deemed it necessary to merge some camps to make the orientation management easier. Only 700 corps members were deployed as against the previous 2,000”.
‘’That is the only the reason, it has nothing to do with security situation in Zamfara State, the security situation in the state has been taken care of by our able security personnel, there is no problem in Zamfara at all,’’ he said.
Also speaking, the NYSC Katsina State Coordinator, Hajiya Ramatu Sanda said that 1,700 corps members were deployed to the state.
She said that the NYSC has introduced Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) to develop capacity of corps members indiversified vocational skills and entrepreneurship.
‘’That is in accordance with the National Qualification Framework, building capacities of these corps members has three approaches, entrepreneurship, vocational skills training, and Information Technology,’’ she said.
Sanda further said that the advantages of the project included free training opportunities for internship, provision of agriculture business opportunities, among others.