Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State announced on August 26 that a sum of N36.4 million has been allocated as palliatives for the 1,215 youth corps members who have been deployed to the state for their national service. Each of these corps members is set to receive N30,000 as part of this initiative.
The governor's visit to the NYSC orientation camp occurred four days after he participated in the swearing-in ceremony for the youth corps members during the camp's reopening in Maiduguri. During his visit, he took the time to inspect a guard of honor presented by the corps members.
In addition to the financial assistance, Governor Zulum also allocated various essential food items for the youth corps members. A total of 100 bags of rice, 10 cows, 10 bags of 100 kg beans, and 10 gallons of cooking oil were provided for a special meal that will be prepared for them throughout their ongoing three-week orientation camp.
Addressing the corps members, Governor Zulum stated, “We want to extend palliatives to members of the National Youth Service Corps. Each one of you will receive the sum of N30,000, that amount will be credited to your accounts as soon as your bank details are provided to me.” He continued, “In addition to that, we have provided you with 100 bags of rice, 10 bags of 100kg beans, 10 gallons of cooking oil, and 10 bulls.”
Governor Zulum emphasized the importance of adhering to camp rules and encouraged the corps members to foster peace among themselves and contribute positively to the nation's development. He urged them to be dedicated and loyal to constituted authorities and to forge connections in the region that would contribute to the prosperity and growth of Nigeria.
The governor expressed his gratitude to the Federal Government for improving the security situation in Borno State. This improvement allowed for the return of the NYSC orientation camp to Maiduguri after a suspension of 13 years, marking a significant milestone for the state.