Insecurity: Zamfara govt relocateS NYSC Orientation Camp from Tsafe to Gusau


The Zamfara State Government has announced that the orientation camp of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Tasfe town would be temporarily relocated to Gusau, the state capital.

The State Deputy Governor, Senator Hassan Mohammed Nasiha, disclosed this while receiving the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General M K Fadah in his Gusau residence.

According to him, the state government holds NYSC in a very esteem, so must protect the Corps members.

It was, however, contained in a statement that was signed by the Director-General Press Affairs, Deputy Governor’s Office, Zamfara State, Comrade Babangida Umar Zurmi, a copy, which was made available to DAILY POST.

The statement said, “the deputy Governor gave a brief account of the security situation in the state, informing the Director-General that the situation is gradually improving as relative peace is being restored, while people are going on with their normal businesses.”

He further stated that the state government understands that the NYSC authority has suspended the orientation camp activities in the state considering the ravaging security challenges.

According to him, the setback was an unfortunate development sequel to which the Governor, Hon. Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has directed for the allocation of any available facility in the State capital to the authorities of NYSC for immediate relocation and onward resumption of the official NYSC engagements in Gusau temporarily to enable for smooth running of the scheme in the State like other States of the federation.

Speaking earlier, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General M K Fadah, noted that they were in the state to inspect the proposed temporary site and select the best location as approved by Zamfara State Government.

He said that with the visit and assurances from the state government of continuous support, normal NYSC activities would resume in the State with immediate effect.

According to the Director-General, security challenges are now a global issue that affects almost every nation which he said could not be ignored, saying that Nigeria is not an exception.

General Fadah commended the effort of Governor Bello Matawalle in tackling the issue of the dreaded menace of banditry to the minimum bearing level, expressing appreciation for the hospitality accorded to him and his entourage by the government

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