Bayelsa To Renovate NYSC Camp
The dilapidated structures at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Kaiama, headquarters of the kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State will soon be renovated as the state government has promise a life line to the camp.
Not satisfied with the condition of the structures, the Secretary to the State Government, Alabo Gideon Ekeuwe who is also the chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in the state, said government is going to take proactive actions to ensure that the camp was going to be renovated to make the structures look modern.
Alabo Ekeuwei who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Corps Member’s Affair, Mr Lawrence Ikati gave the assurance during the passing out ceremony of the 2011 ‘Batch C’ corps members, that this would be done before the next orientation course
Ekeuwei stressed that the state would continue to ensure that the scheme received the desired attention.
Also speaking the Commissioner for Education, Tuemi Asuka underscored the importance of corps members describing them as veritable agents of transformation of the state.
He said corps members have aided in the transformation of the education sector of the state and that plans have reached an advanced stage to deploy them to various agricultural fields in the next planting season.
“Some huge sums or money for loans are to be distributed to local farmers in all the local government Area of the state. You will therefore be expected to work closely with such beneficiaries of the agricultural loans to ensure the success of the laudable initiative aimed primarily at boosting food production and to eradicate poverty in the state,” he said.
In his address, the state coordinator NYSC Bayelsa State, Abada Okpiroro said the scheme was established 38 years ago to respond to serious national problems emanating from the unfortunate 30-month civil war.
Among other things, the scheme was set up to engender the spirit of oneness, reconciliation and national cohesion among the diverse groups that make up the country.
“No one can today talk of National unity or rural development without mentioning the NYSC scheme you have just been enlisted into had become a household name and a channel of youthful intelligence, zeal, energy and skills for national development” he stated.