Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, Coordinator of the Katsine State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has called on the Nigerian Army to increase its number of personnel deployed to NYSC camps.
He made it known that the posting has been very inadequate compared to the number of corps members mobilised to the state.
“Things were moderately contrallable when NYSC was mobilising just about a hundred thousand plus but nowadays, the scheme is mobilising between 350,000 and 400,000 corps members every year,” he stated.
The coordinator made the request when he visited the Brigade Commander in charge of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army Katsine State, Col. WB Idris.
Yahaya stated that the increased security challenges in the state and other attendant pressure on the camp require that the army beefs up its number of personnel to ensure adequate security.
He further told his host that he was in his office to thank him for the existing wonderful synergy between the Army and the NYSC.
He also tasked the management of the scheme on the promotion and teaching of national integration, cohesion and nationality to corps members, particularly at orientation camps.