By Daniel Tyokua
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has donated mattresses and cell phones worth millions of naira to National Youth Service Corps camp in Abuja.
During the donation on Friday at NYSC orientation camp Kubwa, the Executive vice chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta said the initiative was to bring succour to the NYSC members.
He said the plan was one of the commission’s numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Danbatta who was represented by the Head Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said the commission shares in the lost caused by looters to the NYSC camp during #EndSARS protest last year.
“We are here today to share in your loss and to support the replacement of some of the items carted away by hoodlums during the End SARS protests of October 27, 2020.
“The Commission is here to present you with a hundred pieces of Mattresses for the use of the Corp members. This act is one out of the Commission’s numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”
He said the youth plays vital role in nation building and deserve more attention to their well-being.
“The youth as we know, plays a great role in national building. They contribute to national development and are responsible for bringing social reforms. As the saying goes, the youth of a countrys the future of a country.
“The Commission as the foremost regulator in Nigeria’s telecom industry has been supporting the youth through various projects and activities aimed at making them self-reliant and enhancing their contribution to the economy”
Adinde called on the NYSC members especially the 2021 batch ‘A’ stream II to be disciplined in all spheres of life.
Recieving the item, the NYSC FCT coordinator, Abdul Suleiman experienced delight over the support.
He said in 2020 miscreants left the camp devasted but, commended NCC for the solidarity and support shown to the NYSC family towards the welfare of Corps members.