Gombe governor urges employers not to reject corps members

Employers of labour have been called upon by the Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya not to reject any Corps member posted to their respective organisations but should rather accept and make them feel at home in the state.

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Manasseh Daniel Jatau, made the call on Monday during the closing ceremony of Orientation Course for 2019 Batch B Stream I Corps members posted to the state held at NYSC temporary orientation camp in Akko.

Inuwa Yahaya said that employers such as government establishments and private sectors must not only accept Corps members posted to their organisations but also provide them with basic needs as contained in the NYSC Act.

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He also urged the NYSC Corps members to work hard and positively impact on the lives of their host communities through Community Development Service (CDS) in order to benefit from the automatic employment offer to outstanding Corps members by the Federal Government.

The Governor then pledged that his administration will continue to support them by mobilising resources for their welfare, in addition to protecting them and their properties throughout their stay in the state.

On his part, the State NYSC Coordinator, David Pwanidi Markson, said that during the three weeks orientation course, the scheme placed a priority on equipping the Corps members with necessary skills for self-reliance.

According to him, they are expected to continue with the post-camp training with their various facilitators throughout the service year in order to make them employers of labour after they might have rounded up their service.

David Markson, however, appealed to the Governor to provide a befitting Permanent Orientation camp to ease the Corps members suffering during the orientation camp and course.

The Coordinator further appealed for an increase in the state monthly allowance of the Corps members and ensure its regular payment saying, “this will ease their stay and endear more prospective Corps members to the state.”