LAFIA – Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has warned government organisations in the state against outright rejection of corps members posted to them.
He gave the warning during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ orientation course of corps members in Paiko Local Government Area of Niger State.
Alhaji Mamman Musa, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, represented the Governor at the occasion.
Bello enjoined employers of labour to accept corps members posted to their organisations and provide them with decent accommodation for their one-year national service.
“We will not accept outright rejection of corps members by employers or organisations, you should ensure you accommodate all corps members posted to you and provide them with conducive environment,” he said.
The Governor then urged the corps members to strive to make positive contributions in their host communities.
He also called on them to accept their postings, make positive impact in their places of primary assignment and leave behind projects that would add value to the people of the state.
Earlier, Mrs Theresa Arokoyo, NYSC Coordinator in Niger, said that the skill acquisition and leadership training which corps members were exposed to during their orientation course would enable them to be self-reliant after service.
She advised corps members to see their service year as a period of sacrifice and adhere to the advice given to them by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the forthcoming general elections.
“I urge you to be of the highest degree of diligence, discipline and avoid any situation that might compromise your integrity.
“You must remain politically unbiased electoral officers throughout the electoral process.
“The nation believes in the ability of the scheme to ensure a credible election like your predecessors did, please do not betray the confidence reposed on the scheme,” she said.