From Msurshima Andrew, Makurdi
The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), in Benue State, Mr. Simon Shisha, has lamented over the dilapidated condition of the multipurpose hall at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.
Mr. Simon stated that parts of the temporal kiosk been used by staff for collective registration and training of fresh corps members on camp had collapsed while the remaining side pose serious danger to occupants.
Mr. Shisha who stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ (Stream 1) Corp members deployed to the state at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Wannune, appealed to governor Samuel Ortom to prevail on the relevant arm under his Government to comply with his earlier directive to build a brand new state-of-the-art multipurpose hall to ease their current difficulties.
“We have been working under hard condition as a result of this. No formal Multipurpose Hall that can accommodate staff and prospective corps members undergoing orientation training. We have appealed severally to the Governor to address the issue”.
“We believe very soon the Governor will do something about this situation otherwise our work here will be seriously affected.
Me. Simon disclosed that a total of 2,200 corps members were deployed to Benue for the 2019 batch C stream 1 exercise and urged the new Corps members to take their orientation course programme seriously and always remember that NYSC provides a platform for them to contribute their quota to the unity and development of the nation.
According to him, NYSC in the state has decided to embarked on building of ICTs on the camp in order to avail prospective Corps members the opportunity to access valuable information at their disposal.
Declaring camp open, Governor Samuel Ortom announced that he had already awarded contract for the construction of the multipurpose hall saying contractors would soon be mobilized to site to commence work.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mrs. Ladi Ishegbe, Ortom explained that it is the responsibility of state government to provide needed infrastructure and other facilities that would make the stay of corps members lively.
He assured that his government would continue to accord prompt attention to issues concerning corps members serving in the state.