Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has announced an N10,000 monthly allowance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Adamawa.
The governor said this at Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony of 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members deployed to Adamawa at the Damare Permanent Orientation camp, Girei LGA.
Mr Fintiri congratulated the NYSC members for being in the state and charged them to be security-conscious.
He said, “The N10,000 is to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal. My dear compatriots, your security is dear to us.
“I urge you to be security conscious and follow the personal security tips you are going to be exposed to by security experts in the course of your security lectures. In the same vein, refer to the distress call line on the orientation guide booklets whenever you find yourselves in emergency situations.”
Mr Fintiri encouraged the youth corps members to pay attention to the skills acquisition training in the camp “as white collar jobs are no longer” available.
“Adamawa is blessed with abundant opportunities with a favourable, hospitable and friendly business environment to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious or sectional backgrounds,” added the governor.
NYSC coordinator in Adamawa, Jingi Denis, commended the Adamawa government for taking care of members and staff of the scheme over the years.
Mr Denis urged the corps members to abide by the NYSC by-laws and be of good conduct, stressing that the orientation course is the first cardinal programme of the service year and its significance can never be over stressed.