Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai on Monday commended the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on its healthcare service delivery in the state.
El-Rufai made the commendation in Kaduna while addressing the 2016 batch “B” Corps members serving in the state.
According to him, the people of the state have benefited tremendously from the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), calling on the scheme to sustain the programme.
“We are all aware that the second edition was a success at Chikun Local Government Area in October 2016, the tempo should be sustained,” the governor urged.
Besides, El-Rufai advised the scheme to also sustain its partnership with the state Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the “Keep Kaduna Green”.
“We desire to plant 3 million trees between now and next year to fruition. The initiative will ensure a healthier environment for the citizens of the state”.
He assured that his administration would ensure fulfilment of the statutory functions of the NYSC to ensure that objectives of the scheme were achieved.
The governor also tasked the corps members on the relevance to acquaint themselves with the culture and values of the communities they would interact with during the serve year.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Prince Momoh said 2,178 corps members, comprising 1,143 male and 1,035 female, had been registered.
Momoh commended the state authorities and security agencies for ensuring that facilities and safety at the orientation camp were provided.
He assured that corps members would be guided on policies of the scheme especially the entrepreneurship training, stressing that camp rules would be strictly implemented.
“The camp management would ensure that corps members were trained properly as future leaders and we expect full cooperation with camp officials,’’ said the coordinator.