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Yuguda assures corps members of safety

| July 6, 2012 More

By Suzan Edeh

Bauchi – The Bauchi State government has said that it has adequate measures that will ensure the safety of all corps members serving in the state despite the security challenges in the state just as it has warned that it will hold leaders accountable for any breakdown of law and order in their domains.Governor Isa Yuguda who stated this at the 2012 Batch “B” swearing-in ceremony and opening of the 3 weeks Orientation course of 1, 350 corps members posted to the state at the Wailo Camp, Bauchi, urged them to ignore the negative media reports about happenings in the state.

The Governor, represented by the Head of Civil Service in the state, Mr. Abdon Dalla Gin, said, “I believe that so many of you have never come to this part of the country and might therefore be apprehensive of what the service year will be like. The prejudices and biased media reports of happenings in this part of the country might have contributed to this. However, irrespective of your religion or tribe, you are safe and at home anywhere in this our dear state. Government has directed all security agencies to ensure the protection of lives and properties of all citizens in any part of the state”.

Yuguda disclosed that the state government has made arrangements for the welfare of the corps members during their orientation course and throughout their service year adding that facilities at the camp will soon be renovated and the perimeter fencing completed.

He noted that the corps members were coming into national service at a critical stage when the scheme is undergoing reorganization meant to reposition it towards coping with the general insecurity in the country.

The Governor charged them to be good ambassadors of their families and their alma mater.

In an interview with newsmen, the state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Nuhu Kwaghe said that 1, 581 corps members were being anticipated but only 1, 350 reported at the camp and were registered.

He said the NYSC management has taken adequate measures to protect the corps members during their orientation course.

“I did undertake a tour of the state especially Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro, Dambam, Giade and Katagum Local Government Areas were the last post_election violence occurred and I discovered  that there is relative peace and tranquility in those areas.

“We are expecting the government to give us a policy statement on the posting of corps members to those local government areas as well as other areas,” he said.

Kwaghe called on the corps members to see their posting to Bauchi State as a divine act calling on them to look at the make_up on Nigeria and ignore calls that the country should be divided on whatever grounds.

Some of the corps members who spoke to newsmen said what they hear and read about in the media about the security challenges is not a true reflection of what they have seen expressing optimism that their stay in Bauchi state will be a memorable one.

Category: Bauchi State News

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