Gov Ishaku reiterates commitment to equip NYSC camp as 621 members pass-out
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
The executive governor of Taraba State, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has reiterated his commitment to ensure that the Taraba State NYSC permanent Orientation Camp receives the needed attention with regards to facilities for proper hosting of orientation course.
Ishaku made this commitment at the passing out and winding up ceremony of the 2021 Batch A Stream II Corps Members deployed to Taraba State for their compulsory one-year National Service.
The Governor who was represented by the Director Administration, Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr. Joshua Luka said he would not relent his efforts in creating an enabling environment and assisting the NYSC Scheme in executing projects and policies that would have direct impact on the lives of the people.
He said he was fascinated with the heartwarming reports of the community development projects executed by the corps members in the state at group and individual levels adding that the projects had contributed in no small measure to the development of the state.
Ishaku who also congratulated the corps members for successful completion of the one-year service in the state applauded them for imbibing the tenet of NYSC and urged them to go on with the spirit of selflessness service, hard work and patriotism they had displayed in the state during their service year.
The Governor called on corps members willing to stay back and continue with their service to their father land in the state to do so and make the most of the rich economic potentials of the state under the Rescue Agenda of his administration.
Earlier in his speech, the Taraba State coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Anthony Nzoka encouraged the outgoing corps members to make the most use of financial institutions available to run their business proposals especially that white collar jobs are not easy to come by.
“Let me inform you that this scheme is not unaware of the challenges a lot of you do faced as regards funding and so the Scheme has created opportunities for financing of your business proposals through channels such as the Unity Bank – Funded Business Proposal completion and British-American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation-Funded Farmers for future program, Access Bank and the Enterprise Development Center. You can also take advantage of the NYSC Bank of Industry Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund for funding of your business proposal.
“Do not sacrifice your age-long convictions and belief, integrity and honesty on at the altar of get rich-quick scheme and social vices. Remember that hard work always pays”. He added.
The coordinator encouraged corps members to avoid inordinate ambitions but be prayerful, industrious, determine, patient and positive- minded as they go out to the labor market.
He however stated that corps members who failed in their obligation to deliver quality service to the people of the state would serve various terms and repeat the service year.
He appreciated the governor for securing corps members and for creating an enabling environment for corps members to enable them execute a number of meaningful community development service projects during their service year.
In his comment at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, who is also the Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Pharm. Zachariah Aboki Philip said as a supervising Ministry for NYSC activities in the state, the Scheme had continued to deliver on its mandate by complementing the far reaching community development program of Rescue Agenda as it is evident in the numerous community Development Services and activities executed by the corps members across the 16 LGA of the state.
He said the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development would continue to provide all the necessary support to the scheme to ensure that, NYSC remains a quality service provider and veritable promoter of socio-cultural integration as well as a significant facilitator of grassroots development across the state.