Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has tendered a formal apology to the National Youth Service Corps over the vandalization of its Orientation Camp in the State by hoodlums during the End SARS protest.
He was speaking today when the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Yola.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, Fintiri said the State Government was so concerned that it moved swiftly to fix the damage done to camp structures and replaced some of the items carted away by the hoodlums.
The Governor assured that his administration would continue to create a conducive environment for Corps members serving in the State, noting that they had been contributing to its socio-economic development.
“We will sustain our cordial relationship with the Scheme, and improve on the welfare and security of these young people, who have left their comfort zones for Adamawa State in the service of our fatherland,” he said.
Affirming the State Government’s commitment to the security of lives and property, he said the safety of the Corps members would be particularly prioritized.
He assured that requests made by the Director-General would be looked into.
Earlier, the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim had expressed gratitude to the Governor for his sustained support for NYSC, especially his swift response in the wake of the invasion of the Orientation camp by the hoodlums.
The Director-General described Fintiri as NYSC-friendly, and went on to express appreciation of his concern for the welfare of Corps members.
He appealed to the State Government to further assist the Scheme through the provision of perimeter fence and parade ground pavilion as well as the upgrade of the clinic at the Orientation Camp.