The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has announced the release of N132million for the payment of monthly allowances for corps members serving in the state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Governing Council of the National Youth Service Council (NYSC) at the Government House, Port Harcourt, last Friday, Wike said the payment process has been activated by his administration.
“We have released N132million for the payment of the allowances for corps members serving in the state”, he said.
He further explained that funds have been released for the construction of drainage, completion of the 5,000-capacity auditorium, 3,000 mattresses and 1,500 double-bunk beds for the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Nonwa-Gbam, Tai Local Government Area.
Wike said: “The corps members are serving the interest of the state. We are only investing to enhance their performance.
“We have released funds for the construction of internal roads, drainage, 1,500 double-bunk beds and 3,000 mattresses at the Permanent Orientation Camp.”
The governor assured that the 5,000-seater auditorium at the Permanent Orientation Camp would be delivered to the NYSC Governing Council in May, 2020.
He urged the NYSC management to work out the issue of security at the NYSC Orientation Camp with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.
“Rivers State Government will give all the required support to ensure the NYSC carries out their responsibilities to the people of Rivers State”, he said.
In his remarks, the Acting Chairman of the Governing Council of NYSC, Mrs Binta Muazu, appreciated the governor for his investments in the NYSC.
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