NYSC Works With Security Agencies To Secure Release Of Abducted Corps Members

Ene Audu, Abuja

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The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC in conjunction with Security agencies are working together to secure the release of the eight prospective Corps Members who were abducted in Zamfara State on their way to the Orientation Camp in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mr. Eddy Megwa, the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed disclosed this on Thursday during an interactive session with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Youths, led by Martin Esin.

Brigadier General Ahmed stated that “the management of the scheme is making consultations with different stakeholders including Zamfara State Government, traditional rulers, clerics among others, towards ensuring that the abductees are released unhurt.”

The Director General, who presented a detailed report with pictorial evidence of his visits on the incident to different stakeholders in Zamfara State to the lawmakers said that “the Scheme placed high priority on the security and welfare of all Corps Members.”

The Chairman, House Committee on Youths, Martin Esin commended the Director General for honouring the Committee’s invitation and also for his painstaking efforts in ensuring that the abducted Corps Members regain their freedom.

Esin promised the Committee’s support on every legislative matters that would enable the Scheme consolidate on its achievement in the post-jubilee era.

The Chairman also applauded the Director General for the Scheme’s efforts towards re-opening the Borno State Orientation Camp for Corps Members after it’s long closure.




Mercy Chukwudiebere

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