Hajiya Zainab Isah, NYSC North West Area Director.



Adeniyi Olugbemi

Members of the NYSC wishing to seek relocation from state where they are deployed for the mandatory service years, outside the conditions of marriage and life threatening ailments, have been told to perish their thought.

NYSC Northwest Area Director, Hajiya Zainab Isah, stated this, while addressing the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps Members in Kebbi state, currently undergoing Orientation at the Dakingari Orientation Camp, Suru Local Government Area.

She however, urged those that will be serving in the state to gladly to so, and further identify the immediate needs of their host communities with a view of contributing their quota to enhance development and leave a lasting legacy for themselves.

Hajiya Zainab, who received a cheering ovation from the corps members when she announced that all financial entitlements in camp and after, will be paid to them, equally admonished them against traveling out of their place of primary assignments, PPAs, without the consent of the appropriate authorities during the period of their service year.

According to her, “the scheme has designed four cardinal programmes for corps members viz; Orientation course, Posting to Places of Primary Assignment (PPA), Community Development Service (CDS), and Winding up/Passing out.

“Also, you must actively participate to benefit the importance of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED), and all other Orientation Camp activities.”

She maintained that posting of corps members to places of primary assignment is based on the needs of the state as would be expressed by the state government.

Earlier, the NYSC Kebbi state Coordinator, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed, welcomed the Northwest NYSC Director on behalf of camp officials and briefed her on the situation of the camp.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 123 Batch B stream 1 Corps members in Sokoto State have graduated from Skill Acquisition and Entreprises Development (SAED).

Mr Garba Fagge Assistant Director SAED NYSC, Sokoto, explained that the graduands were trained in eleven major skills and exposed to various funding options with experts from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NIRSAL Micro Finance Bank, Commercial Banks, Bank of Industry (BOI), as well resource persons from organization such as NAFDAC, ICTs among others.

In his remark the state Coordinator of NYSC Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba enjoined the corps members to harness the skills they acquired, stressing there was so much money to make in the world of Entrepreneurship .

Some of the skills.taught were Event Planning and Decoration, Agro Allied, Cosmetology, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). Others are Shoe making , Solar panel installation, Tie and Die, Fashion and Design, Graphics Arts, Hair Dressing, Makeup, among others .