NYSC Health Initiative Programme Is Lauded By Bauchi Governor

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, governor of Bauchi State, has commended the National Youth Service Scheme’s (NYSC) contributions towards the growth and development of the state, especially its health initiative for rural dwellers. The commendation was given by the governor during the passing out parade for the 2021 Batch “A” Stream II corps members. Governor Mohammed, who was represented on the occasion by his Chief of Staff, Aminu Gamawa, said that corps members had achieved a great deal in the state, specifically in the area of community development, which was highly commendable.

The governor, himself, said that an assessment of the Corps members proved that most of them had displayed exemplary behaviour and expressed his hope that they would continue to conduct themselves in a selfless manner. In his own words, “The entire citizens of Bauchi State whom you have served and you have been serving in the last one year appreciate and applaud your laudable contributions. Indeed, you are leaving behind footprints that would remain indelible in the history of the state. Your evaluation and assessment records indicated that most of you had been exemplary in your behaviour and I hope you will continue to conduct yourselves in a selfless manner.”

He declared that the NYSC health initiative for rural dwellers programme had touched the lives and hearts of the people living in the in rural communities. He called for the sustenance of the health initiative saying, “The state equally appreciates your laudable contributions, particularly in the healthcare sector. The NYSC health initiative for rural dwellers programme has touched the lives of our rural communities. I urge the managers of the scheme to sustain the programme while assuring you of our total support.”

Governor Mohammed said that he hoped many of the corps members would stay back and start their lives afresh in the state, further adding that many of their predecessors had taken the right decisions in that regard. While he asserted that Bauchi State is a peaceful state, he urged those who were and interested to fully take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere and opportunities available in the state with a view to exploring the various opportunities that are available there.

“Bauchi State is a peaceful state and the government would leave no stone unturned to ensure that we curtail acts of criminality and conflict. I urge you to take advantage of this peaceful atmosphere and the opportunity in the state and explore the various opportunities that are available here.”

The governor then praised Major-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the NYSC Director-General, for his exemplary leadership and the various innovations that he introduced, which governor Mohammed said had transformed the Scheme positively.

Namadi Abubakar, the state NYSC Coordinator, said that the 777 Batch “A” Stream II corps members not only performed their primary assignment creditably but also embarked on numerous community development programmes. The programmes, according to him, included construction works; infrastructural improvement, health services extension and other social services as well as an aggressive awareness campaign on COVID-19 pandemic, Lassa Fever, among others. The coordinator stated that with the cooperation of the state government, community leaders, and employers of corps members, among others, the success that was recorded by the outgoing Corps members could not be achieved.