NYSC coordinator seeks stakeholders’ cooperation
From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo
The National Youth Service Corps Area Coordinator for the Southwest geopolitical zone, Mr. Emmanuel Danjuma Attah, has urged the stakeholders of the Scheme in Ondo State not to shirk in their responsibilities to the youth organisation.
Attah, who was accompanied by the state Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio and management staff of the secretariat, said that
like Oliver Twist’, the laudable and noble scheme would continue to look up to the stakeholders to make the implementation of policy achievable.
Speaking with the Commissioner of Police at the Command headquarters, the Area Coordinator said the Nigeria Police remains a protective agency for all the corps members serving in all the states of the federation.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adie Undie, promised that his Command will not waver in its absolute support to the scheme in the State.
At the 323 Owena Cantonment of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Mr. Attah was full of praise to the Nigerian Army for the cover and protection provided for the corps members during the last general elections.
The Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Zakari Logun Abubakar, disclosed that the Nigerian Army and NYSC are like inseparable Siamese twins, saying any services rendered, either security or otherwise will stand or be counted as gains to the Nigerian Army.
Abubakar, to the delight of the Area Coordinator and his team announced that three ex corps members, who observed their primary assignments with the Cantonment and distinguished themselves during the service year, were recently commissioned into the Nigerian Army on the recommendation of the Owena Cantonment.
The Area Coordinator thereafter met separately with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Joel Ale and Head of Service, Mr. Oluwadare Aragbaiye respectively, and appealed to the top most officers to use their positions of authority to attract more favour to the scheme in the state.
He applauding the state government under the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo
Akeredolu (SAN) for restoring the state subvention and the release of brand new operational vehicle to the Secretariat. He made passionate appeal to the government to give them the premises that presently houses the Akure Zonal office, as their permanent Secretariat Complex in the state.
The Chief of Staff and the Head of Service in separate statements, assured the Area Coordinator that the matter would be discussed at the state Executive Council meeting as soon as the proposal was received from the state Coordinator.
Attah Coordinator later visited three sick corps members; John Perpetual Nneka, OD/19C/1252; Ekpene Anabel, OD/19C/1305 and Akinlade Ifeoluwa Esther who were on admission but recuperating at the University of Medical Sciences Hospital, Akure.