The Delta State Government has pledged it willingness to continue to support the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in the state in order to ensure the objectives for which it was established is achieved.
The Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, made this known today when he received the new NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Alao Olusegun, and his team in his office in Asaba.
The SSG, who is also the Chairman of the state NYSC Governing Board, said that the importance of the scheme cannot be overemphasized as it has unified all the parts of the country through cultural integration of the participants of the scheme which was the original idea of the founding fathers of the programme.
Chief Ukah assured the NYSC officials that the state government will ensure that Corps members posted to the state to serve will be well catered for and added that the state government had provided a lot of facilities for the NYSC office located in Asaba and also at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku.
He charged the NYSC officials to synergize with the Ministry of Education in order to harness the potentials of Corps members who will be of great benefit to the state in terms of teaching in schools.
The SSG stated that the Corps members can undergo crash programmes while in the Orientation Camp that will enable them undertake the task of teaching in schools which will be of benefit to them, the students and the state.
Earlier in his speech, Mr. Olusegun commended the Delta State Government for its support towards the NYSC scheme.
He said the Delta State Secretariat of the NYSC was quite appreciative of the state government’s swift intervention efforts in providing temporary office accommodation for them after the recent fire incidence that gutted some parts of their offices in the Federal Secretariat.
Mr. Olusegun also noted that the Delta State Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku is one of the best in the country and this was as a result of the state government’s commitment to the welfare of Corps members in the state.