From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has vowed to provide adequate security and welfare to corps members posted to the state  to improve the socio-economic development of Nigeria by the scheme.

Governor Bello made the promise Wednesday, while declaring the 2019 Batch ‘C’ pre-mobilization workshop open, at Justice Idris Kutugi Conference Centre, challenging to maintain integrity.

The workshop according to him, is a routine brainstorming session that heralds every mobilization exercise

“This, no doubt, portrays NYSC as a proactive agency, which should be emulated by other organisations as we strive to collectively support the accelerated development of our dear country”. He stressed.

Speaking through his deputy at the occasion, Governor Bello applauded the contributions of NYSC to the development of the socio-economic development of  Nigeria.

“The choice of the theme, Promoting integrity in the  NYSC mobilization process: the role of stakeholders, is also apt as it reflects the present administration’s stance on upholding ethics and transparency in the conduct of governance, “he explained

The Governor reiterated the commitment of his administration to the security and general welfare of corps members in order to reduce the challenges of the scheme in the state.

Also speaking, the Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Ibrahim S. emphasized that names of unqualified persons were included in Senate/Academic Board approval list uploaded on the NYSC Registration portal by some Corps producing institutions despite calls for integrity.

General Ibrahim warned  that the scheme shall not hesitate to blacklist and publish in the national dailies, any corps producing institutions which continues to include names of unqualified persons in their Upload data.

This trend according to him was worrisome as it amounts to betrayal of trust or gross  negligence, which will not be tolerated under his watch.

He lamented that, it is unfathomable that some of the affected institutions will claim that they only discovered such infractions at the point of printing the hard copies of their uploaded data.

On her part,  Niger State NYSC Coordinator Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi expressed optimism for the support and peaceful environment enjoyed by the NYSC corps members in the state.

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