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4 Niger State LGs no-go area for corps members

National Youth corps members may not be posted to four local government areas of Niger State because of security challenges.

The local government areas are Rafi, Shiroro, Munya and Mashegu where banditry activities have been rife.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, announced this on Monday  during the swearing-in of Corps members posted to the state at the permanent orientation camp in Paiko

“We will ensure that no corps member is posted to areas in the four local governments with security challenges,” he noted.

He said that the ongoing development of camp facilities was to give comfort to Corps members and assured of government’s continuous support.

Also speaking at the event, the state Commissioner of Youths, Mr. Emmanuel Umar advised the corps members to pay attention to skills acquisition programme to become conversant with entrepreneurial skills.

The commissioner, who represented Gov Abubakar Sani Bello, said that government was working to improve on facilities in the camp for the comfort of Corps members.

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, said 977 corps members were registered for the 2019 Batch C, stream II orientation course in the state.

She disclosed that 464 of the Corps members were females while 513 were males, adding that the members had exhibited commendable behaviour so far.

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