NYSC Promises To Provide Manpower To Rebuild Yobe

NYSCThe State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Yobe State, said they are ready to supply the state with the required manpower that will accelerate development after the invasion by extremist group Boko Haram.

The NYSC Coordinator, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, also said the scheme will solidly support the rebuilding process, as relative peace returns to the North East.

Mr Mohammed, who recalled the role the scheme has played in the development of the state over the years, assured that with improved peace, NYSC will supply the needed manpower that will help.

He revealed that most of the stories being heard about the Northeast are not true and urged intending corps members to come and contribute to the development of the state and called on employers of labour to provide the enabling environment for the corps members.

The Coordinator said since he assumed duty in the state, the number of corps members serving in the state has not been encouraging but at the moment, the number has risen appreciably to over 1000.

Some corps members serving in the state recounted their experiences and applauded their decision to serve their fatherland in the troubled state.

They called on other corps members to accept their postings to Yobe so as to contribute their quota in rebuilding the state, which is relatively peaceful at the moment.


Senator Ndoma Urges Government To Hasten Highway Projects

Victor-Ndoma-EgbaThe Senate leader, Victor Ndoma Egba, has urged the African Development Bank (ADB), International Communities and the Nigerian Government to speed up the completion of the multi-billion naira highway project along the border community between Nigeria and Cameroon Republic for onward use.

The access road, when completed, he said, would facilitate African integration and international trade within African countries under its purview.

While speaking to pressmen in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, South South Nigeria, during an inspection visit to the site of the project, Senator Ndoma expressed satisfaction at the quality of the ongoing project.

He noted that the provision and construction of roads bring multiple socioeconomic benefits to the rural areas and results in forming a strong backbone for the agro-based economy.

According to him, 10,269km Lagos-Mombasa, eastern half of the highway had been completed through Kenya and Uganda, while a major section of the road in Nigeria, the 240km stretch from Enugu-Bansara-Mfum border with Cameroon, was ready and in use.

Since most Africans cannot solely rely on water transportation, many people depend on road transport for movement even with business transactions, which is the basis for the construction of the international road stretching through many African countries.

A maintenance programme for the international road has been instituted to ensure that it lasts and remains usable for many decades.