MINISTRY OF RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been urged to encourage Corp members to diversify their focus on Agriculture and other related sectors of the economy. The Youth Corps Members should be made to appreciate the potentials of Agriculture, agribusiness and agronomy as a source of providing gainful employment for self reliance.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Hon Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa who gave this advice when the State Coordinator of NYSC, Prince Mohammed Momoh paid her a courtesy visit in her office.
The Commissioner who expressed her zeal to engage Youth Corp Members to very productive community activities stated that the prevailing economic situation in the country calls for proper reorientation of our youth into meaningful agricultural endeavours.
Hon Balaraba assured the visiting State Coordinator that her Ministry was ready to work and support Youth Corpers to engage in productive community development efforts. She added that the Ministry and the State NUSC will work together to work out strategies and modalities towards beneficial cooperation between with the two organizations.
Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Prince Mohammed Momoh had congratulated the Commissioner on her elevation from a Special Adviser on Rural and Community to a full-fledged Commissioner and emphasized the need for close collaboration between the NYSC and the Ministry.
Prince Momoh informed the Commissioner that the NYSC now operates four sectoral posting policy. The Sectors, he said, include Infrastructure, Agriculture, Health and Education. In view of this sectoral posting policy, the State Coordinator stated that the NYSC could work closely on Community Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Commissioner had also received in audience leaders and members of the Rigasa Action and Awareness Forum in Igabi Local Government Area where they presented a request for provision of Transformers by the Ministry.
The leaders and Members of of Keke A, B and C in Chikun LGA also paid a courtesy visit on the Honourable Commissioner for the electrification of their communities.
SA to the Honourable Commissioner
29th September, 2016