The Kebbi Coordinator, Mr. Jude Egwatu, on Tuesday said corps members posted to the state for the 2012 batch “B” national service are safe and secure.
Egwatu said that adequate arrangements had been made by the Army, Police, Federal Road Safety Commission and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to protect the corps members.
“The state government has provided every requirement for the security and welfare of corps members during the orientation as well as in their mandatory service for one year in the state,” Egwatu said.
He stated that facilities to ensure the comfort and concentration of corps members during their national service had been put in place, “and our staff have been attending to them diligently.”
He added, “Out of the 2,064 corps members expected to serve in Kebbi, over 2,000 had been registered and I urge parents to feel comfortable that their children are in safe environment.”
The NYSC Camp Commandant, Lt. Felix Abajah, said armed soldiers and other security personnel had been provided for a 24-hour monitoring of activities at the camp.
Abajah said the security agencies had been well coordinated and assured corps members and other authorised people within the camp of full security.