Mallam Nasir El Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has promised to upgrade camp facilities in the State before the next orientation exercise.
El-Rufai said the action would give incoming corps members deployed to the state conducive environment to begin the service year with motivation, which would eventually lead to maximum productivity.

The governor said he had directed the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to ensure that contractors commenced work on the comprehensive renovation of the facilities immediately after the corps members may have vacated the camp.

El-Rufai, represented by Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture, Daniel Dan-Auta, while declaring the camp closed on Wednesday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to providing youths with needed support to make them triumph in their endeavours because of their pivotal role in developmental projects of his administration.

The governor also assured corps members of their safety in any part of the state they were posted to serve as adequate security measures had been made.

He added that he would reward those that distinguished themselves at the end of the service year.

El-Rufai further directed that all ministries, department and agencies of the state government must not reject corps members posted to them.

"Let me remind you once more that the major objective of the NYSC is to foster unity and integration among the diverse ethnic nationalities of our great country through the youths.

"I, therefore, urge you to pursue the realization of this goal in practical terms by taking your host community as your home and joining in contributing to its socio-economic development", the governor said.

Earlier, NYSC Coordinator in the State, Prince Mohammed Momoh, thanked the State government for moral and financial supports to the scheme.

He quickly appealed to the governor to fulfill his promises as regards commencement of the rehabilitation before the next orientation camp, few months away from now.

"The completion of the rehabilitation before the next orientation as promised by the state government will make the camp more conducive for incoming corps members," he said.

He urged corps members to identify areas of needs of their host communities and mobilize members of the communities to overcome such challenges.

He, however, implored them to respect the custom, culture and traditions of the people and do their best to identify with their problems and aspiration, particularly those in the grassroots.