Air Commodore Abubakar Yusuf, Commander, 053 Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force Camp, Abuja, has applauded the efforts by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to resume camp activities in insurgency affected states in the North East.
Yusuf gave the commendation on Thursday when he visited the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, at the NYSC Headquarters in Abuja.
He also commended Kazaure on the way and manner in which he ran the scheme, adding that this has brought better value to the lives of corps members and improve the developmental strides of the scheme.
Yusuf however urged all directors and top officials of the scheme to key into the vision of the director-general.
“We are here to congratulate you on the way and manner you run the NYSC especially your tremendous effort in restoring youth service activities in the North East.
“We, who are in the military, know it is not easy; it takes a lot of courage for one to be able to achieve that.
“On behalf of the Nigerian Air force I also appreciate you for sending your corps members to come and serve in the Air Force. This has added value to the force in different ways.
“Prominent among the areas these corps members have added value and contributed in making the service forge ahead is the area of medicals, administration and computer services, among others.
“I want to extend the good will of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; he most certainly appreciate the good work you are doing in running the affairs of the NYSC,” Yusuf said.
Responding, Kazaure said camp activities had fully resumed in all states of the federation except Borno.
He said that for now, corps members posted to the state would hold their orientation exercise in Katsina state.
Kazaure assured that the scheme has concluded plans to hold the 2017 Batch ‘A’ set of prospective corps members for the orientation course billed for May 23.
He also assured the Nigerian Air Force of the NYSC’s continued support for its activities through the posting of corps members.
He said that the scheme was spread across the 744 local government areas of the country, adding that it will continue to use this reach to support the efforts of the Federal Government towards the growth and development of the nation.
“You are aware that orientation is one of our cardinal programmes in the scheme and 2017 Batch ‘A’ orientation is billed for May 23.
“By May 22, all camp officials would have reported to the various camps ready to commence the orientation programme.
“Camp activities will hold in all states of the federation except Borno state. Corps members posted to Borno will hold their orientation exercise in Katsina for now,” Kazaure said.
Source: ( PM News )