The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that it was working round the clock in conjunction with security agencies in the country to secure the safe release of the eight Prospective Corps Members who were abducted in Zamfara State on their way to the Orientation Camp in Sokoto.
According to a statement issued by NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa on Thursday, September 21, 2023, NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed reiterated the Scheme’s commitment during an interactive session with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, led by Honourable Martin Esin.
He added that NYSC Management was making consultations with different stakeholders including Zamfara State Government, traditional rulers, and clerics among others, towards ensuring that the abductees are released unhurt.
The Director General, who presented a detailed report with pictorial evidence of his visits on the incident to different stakeholders in Zamfara State to the lawmakers added that the Scheme places high priority on the security and welfare of all Corps Members.
In his remarks, the Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Honourable Martin Esin lauded the Director General for honouring the Committee’s invitation and also for his painstaking efforts in ensuring that the abducted Corps Members regain their freedom.
Honourable Esin promised the Committee’s support on every legislative matter that would enable the Scheme to consolidate its achievement in the post-jubilee era.
The Chairman also commended the Director General for the Scheme’s efforts towards re-opening the Borno State Orientation Camp for Corps Members after its long closure.