The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it is working with security agencies to secure the safe release of eight prospective corps members, who were abducted in Zamfara on their way to the orientation camp in Sokoto.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Yush’au Ahmed, stated this on Thursday in Abuja, during an interactive session with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth.
Brig. Gen. Ahmed in a statement by the NYSC spokesman, Mr. Eddy Megwa, said that the management of the scheme was making consultations with different stakeholders, including Zamfara Government, traditional rulers, clerics among others, to ensure that the abductees were released unhurt.
The NYSC DG also presented a detailed report with pictorial evidence of his visits to different stakeholders in Zamfara, indicating that the scheme placed high priority on the security and welfare of all corps members.
Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Rep. Martin Esin, in his remark, lauded the DG for honouring the committee’s invitation and also for his painstaking efforts in ensuring that the abducted corps members regained their freedom.
Esin promised the committee’s support on every legislative matter that would enable the scheme consolidate on its achievements in the post-jubilee era.
He also lauded Ahmed for the scheme’s efforts towards re-opening the Borno State Orientation Camp for corps members after its long closure.