July 24, 2024

Zulum donates N36m, food items to Borno corps members as palliatives

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has donated a sum of thirty-six million naira (N36 million) to newly deployed corps members of the state.

The governor announced this during his visit to the reopened NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Explaining how the disbursed funds would be shared, Zulum noted each of the 1,215 members of the scheme would get N30,000 as palliatives.

It would be recalled the governor went to the camp the second time after his first visit during the swearing-in ceremony of 2023 Batch B2 corps members.

The governor also gifted 100 bags of rice, 10 cows, 10 bags of 100 kg of beans and 10 gallons of cooking oil for ‘special meal to be prepared for the corps members during their ongoing three weeks orientation camping.’

“We want to extend palliatives to members of the National Youth Service Corps. Each one of you will receive the sum of N30,000, that amount will be credited to your accounts as soon as your bank details are provided to me,” Zulum said.

He continued, “In addition to that, we have provided you with 100 bags of rice, 10 bags of 100kg beans, 10 gallons of cooking oil and 10 bulls.”

Speaking to the corps members, Zulum urged them to be of good conduct, serve with diligence and network positively while they serve their fatherland in the North East region.

“I want you to be dedicated and loyal to constituted authorities. Make friends in this part of the country so that together we can build a prosperous Nigeria with sustainable economic growth and development,” Zulum said.

He continued by commending the Federal Government’s effort to restore harmony in Borno state and made it possible again to aggregate corps members after a long suspension of activities.

He reminisced the period of insurgency and said, “For years, the FG suspended the hosting of NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri due to activities of insurgents. Batches of corps members to Borno State were hosted in Bauchi and Katsina States for their three-week orientation camping activities, after which they were sent to Borno State for primary assignments.”

“Last week, the FG resumed NYSC’s weeks of  orientation camping in Maiduguri,” Zulum noted.

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