Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has requested the deployment of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with Engineering background to the state ministry of works.
Besides, the Governor said the state would also partner the corps in the area of environmental sanitation as he plans to make the state the cleanest in the country with corps members as key partners in propagating the environmental initiative.
Obaseki made this request when he received a delegation of serving Corp members and management of NYSC in the state, led by its new state coordinator, Yusuf Abdulahi at the Government House on Friday.
He said that the corps member would serve as direct labour to the state in the area of road infrastructural development and impacting of skills to youths in the state.
‘’We will like to have more formal engagement with you as the state is emphasizing on engagement of direct labour for our infrastructure for roads.
“We are requesting 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 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 programmes.
He also pledged to complete the Permanent Orientation camp in Okada.
Earlier in his address, the state coordinator of NYSC, Mr Abdullahi thanked the governor for his support to the scheme.
Abdullahi said that the corps members through their Community Development programmes had impacted immensely in the lives of people in the state.
He also requested the assistance of the governor in completing the permanent site, payment of arrears owed serving corps members as well as provision of utility vehicle to aide them in monitoring the activities of corps members in the state.