Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has advocated for the increase of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) period to two years for greater impact.
Arch. Darius suggested that the first year should be wholly dedicated to military training while the second would be for primary assignment and other programs of the Scheme.
Governor Ishaku said this while playing host to NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim at Government House, Jalingo. He suggested that the arrangement would ensure more discipline and greater sense of patriotism amongst the youths.
Ishaku who reminisced on his experience as a Corps member in Imo state years back, noted role of the Scheme in the promotion of national unity.
Similarly, Darius applauded the contributions of Corps members to development of Taraba especially in the area of education.
He acknowledged his administration’s interest in the proposal made by NYSC DG, on the operation of mobile clinics by NYSC Medical Teams, adding that further discussions would be made with the State Ministry of Health.
Ishaku expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for awarding the contract for Ecological project at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Jalingo.
Earlier, NYSC DG, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim had described Taraba Orientation Camp as one of the best in the country, but added that some parts of the facility needed renovations.
He expressed gratitude to Taraba State Government for its intervention in the wake of the vandalization of Camp facilities by hoodlums especially through replacement and repair of some stolen and damaged items.
Ibrahim explained that Corps member had enormous potentials and would contribute more to the development of state if provided with the enabling environment.
He said apart from provision of medical services to the communities, the arrangement would also serve as avenue for gathering of health data for the government.