BY ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina –
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), yesterday approved the redeployment of no fewer than 300 out of about 3, 000 Batch ‘B’ Stream One 2017 corps members posted to Katsina State, the Katsina NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Ramatu Sanda, has said.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen shortly after the closing ceremony of the orientation course for the corps members in Katsina, Sanda confirmed that about 200 pregnant or nursing mothers among the corps members sought transfer on marital grounds while other were redeployed on health grounds.
She also stated that about 98 per cent of the NYSC members were equitably posted to schools across the state to embark on their primary and secondary assignments.
In her speech at the closing ceremony, the Katsina NYSC coordinator was optimistic that the corps members would bring about positive change in the state in the areas of education, health, agriculture and rural infrastructure.
“I implore all corps members’ employers to ensure that they provide accommodation, transportation to and fro their places of primary assignments as well as Medicare. It is hoped that with the provision of the above welfare needs, the corps members would be motivated to perform maximally throughout the service year,” Sanda said.
The state governor, Aminu Bello Masari tasked them to assist in the rapid development of the state and assured that the government and people of Katsina consider corps members’ safety as their priority.
He added: “Security operatives have been directed to ensure that your lodges and places of primary assignment are guarded to ward off any perceived miscreants. Always alert the security agents of any security threat for swift and rapid response.”