Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has directed the deployment of corps members in the state to the Ministry of Works to serve in its public works’ section.
Obaseki stated this when he received a delegation of serving corps members and management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, led by the new State Coordinator, Abdullahi Yusuf Baba.
The governor said that the corps members would engage and serve as direct labour to the state in road infrastructural development and imparting of skills to youths in the state.
He added that the state would partner the Scheme in the area of environmental sanitation to make plans on how to make the state the cleanest in the country with Corps Members as key partners.
The governor promised to clear the outstanding arrears owed Corps members serving in various agencies of the government in the state and assist them in augmenting what the Federal Government gives for feeding during orientation course.
Obaseki pledged the readiness of his administration to complete the Permanent Orientation camp in Okada to effectively bring out the best in corps members who are posted to the state for their one-year mandatory national service.
‘’We will like to have more formal engagement with you as the state is emphasizing on the engagement of direct labour for our infrastructure, for roads. We will collaborate with you to ensure that all your engineer corps members; civil, electrical and mechanical are posted to us so that we can place them in the state ministry of works to assist as direct labour and in the training of other youths who are interested in public works,” the Governor said.
Earlier, the state coordinator of NYSC, Alh Abdullahi Yusuf Baba thanked the governor for his support and assistance the scheme have enjoyed in the state and the renewed commitment from the present administration to better the lot of the corps members serving in the state.