Dickson grants 2,385 NYSC members food subsidy



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By Amos Odeh, Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has  granted the 2,385 Batch B Corps members deployed to the State food subsidy to cover their three weeks stay at the orientation camp .He also laid the foundation for the building of a permanent site in the state.

Governor Dickson  said  the state is aware of the challenges facing the Corps members and the authorities of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).That is the state government is ready to alleviate the pains and partner with the NYSC toward providing a more conducive atmosphere for the Corps members in the state.

Dickson, who made this known in Kaiama during the Swearing-in ceremony of the 2,385 batch B Corps members in the state, said  he will also review upward the pay package of the Corps members during their service in the state.

According to the governor, “the deployment of Corps members to the state marks a new beginning in their lives. And the objective of the service year is being  achieved in spite of the challenges facing it. I advise the corps members to help the service by abiding by the objectives set out by the service.”

Dickson urged the Corps members serving in the state to utilize the opportunity of the existing peace in the state and make use of the development structures being provided by the present administration.He added , “We are aware of the need for the rehabilitation of various Corpers’ lodges in the state and the need to build new ones.We shall immediately commence work.”

Earlier in his speech, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Sanusi AbdulRasheed commended the state governor for his continuous support towards the conduct of the NYSC orientation in the state. He noted that  out of  the 2,385 Corps members deployed to the state  of 1,125 are  male and 1,260 are  female.


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