Min­is­ter seeks trans­fer of NYSC to youth min­istry in Gombe

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

Min­is­ter of Youth Mr. Boni Haruna has ap­pealed to the Gombe State govern­ment to trans­fer the con­trol of the Na­tional Youth Ser­vice Corps (NYSC) to the min­istry of youth de­vel­op­ment and poverty al­le­vi­a­tion in the state.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the min­istry, the min­is­ter made the ap­peal dur­ing his visit to the NYSC ori­en­ta­tion camp in the state.

“I want to ap­peal to the Gover­nor of Gombe State to put the NYSC in the State un­der the Min­istry of Youth De­vel­op­ment and Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion in­stead of the present ar­range­ment which places the scheme un­der the of­fice of the Head of Ser­vice,” Haruna said.

He ob­served that even if the present ar­range­ment is ben­e­fi­cial to the State, it is not in line with the law; there­fore he ap­pealed to the Gover­nor to ef­fect the change.

Haruna how­ever dis­closed that the federal govern­ment has put in place ad­e­quate se­cu­rity for the corps mem­bers for the 2015 elec­tions.

Ear­lier, the State co­or­di­na­tor of NYSC in Gombe State Mr. Teyama Nguse in­formed the min­is­ter that sup­ply of elec­tric­ity to the camp was re­cently dis­rupted due to trans­former prob­lem but com­mended the ef­forts of Power Hold­ing Com­pany of Nigeria’s work­ers to re­store elec­tric­ity sup­ply.

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