Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has commended the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC’s efforts in making Gombe State Communities better, especially in strengthening the health initiatives, Rural Dwellers Programme.
The programme provides free medical interventions to the people.
Governor Yahaya made the commendation during the Passing-Out Ceremony of the 2021 Batch-A, Stream 1 Corps Members deployed to Gombe State.
He said; ”It is gratifying that the corps members approached every task assigned to them with open mind and dedication in the course of their service.
The Governor commended the valuable contributions made through group and individual community development projects in the areas of education, sports, agriculture and other critical sectors of socio-economic development of the state.
Governor Yahaya also said the core values the corps members were exposed to during the service year, anchored on patriotism, integrity, efficiency, commitment and teamwork, should be used as vital ingredients for the unity and socio-economic development of Nigeria.
“The knowledge and experience gained during the service year will prove useful for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
I encourage you to be innovative and determined to discover the vast opportunities that abound in our nation by being self-employees… You should exploit the goldmine inherent in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and rendering of social services among other business ventures.
I urge you to key into the policies and programmes of the Federal Republic of Nigeria geared towards youth empowerment, self-employment and economic development,” he stated.
The Governor further tasked the NYSC members to continue to participate in Nigeria’s regeneration project, praying that their faith in Nigeria would persist and permeate in their souls, as they aspire for greater callings in life.
The State Coordinator of NYSC in Gombe State, Mrs Ada Imoni, said 422 Corps members had passed out in the 2021 Batch A Stream I Service year in the state, out of which two had absconded and another one got an extension of service after facing the Corps Disciplinary Committee.
Imoni commended the support of the Governor Yahaya-led Administration to the success of the NYSC Scheme in the State while urging the corps members to use the creative ideas gained during the service year to join the product or service providers, to become self-reliant and self-sufficient.
She commended corps members who initiated and executed viable projects in their host communities across the state.
“It might interest you to know that emphasis has shifted from Urban to rural community-based projects that satisfy the felt needs of the Community.
I want to assure those of you who stood out in the course of the service year that outstanding contributions to the development of Gombe State will be rewarded and recognised accordingly,” Mrs.
Nine Corps members were honoured by the NYSC; one of them is Miss Akase Patience Nguwasen, who was at the Government Day Secondary School, Daban Fulani, in Kwami Local Government Area of the state.
Miss Nguwasen fenced the Corp members’ Lodge, built 1 block of four rooms in the school, constructed three toilets for female students in the school, constructed female and staff toilets, organised extra-moral lessons for 150 final year students of GDSS Daban Fulani and trained 50 students on leatherwork skills.
She said she was motivated to build the female toilet because of the plight of the female students in the school.
“My motivation came as a result that when I went to the school; there was no toilet, especially for the girls.
And you know that when it comes to female education, many of them drop out of school Most of them have the intention to go to school, but most of them cannot stay in school without these things, especially the toilets, because most of them will drop out because of lack of toilet, especially when they will not have where they can dispose the pads or a place where they can ease themselves.
So by having the toilets is to promote cleanliness among the students.
So, when we don’t have in the school, they find it very difficult to go to school and to remain in school,” said Miss Nguwasen.
Governor commends NYSC key projects in Gombe State