Enugu state Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah
has urged the Senate committee on youths, sports and community engagement to include in it’s appropriation meeting, reasonable resources and expand skills acquisition projects for the youths.
He made the call Wednesday, when the Senate Committee on Youths, Sports and Community Engagement led by the commiitttee’s chairman, Distinguished Senator Adeyemi Adaramodu, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Enugu.
Governor Mbah ,who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government , Prof Chidiebere Onyia, explained that having different skills will enable the youths to self reliant. He said the State government has been supportive to the NYSC and will continue to do so
Onyia said: “Governor Mbah is a listening Governor and in less than 200 days in office, significant things had been done as relates to upgrade of the facility. He had done some works at the NYSC Camp which was in a deplorable state when they came in. They included renovation, the borehole and re-roofing projects.
The work there is something we have to build out strategically considering the funding challenges that all states are facing. What His Excellency is doing is working dekigentltly to improving our internally generated revenue by plugging in all the loopholes and having extra resources to be able to apply our obligations”.
On youth development’,The SSG said Governor Mbah is careful about the promises he made to the youths of Enugu. “Skill acquisition is one of key things that we put in our time into developing. Most of what we had done from the bio – enterprenuer to Information Technology and Communications ( ICT) space, to improve youths competency.So he is working to ensure that that happens
On parade ground, he said the State Governor is mindful of that and the Commissioner for youths and sports has included that in the budget for next year( 2024) ” So, it’s something that we have been working deligentltly towards and to the point” .
He informed the Committee that the NYSC camp was connected to the national grid ,but had issue of vandalization. “We are working hard to put all these things back, with the transformer energized”, Onyia said.
On utility vehicle,, he said the state government was working towards improving the IGR, in order to meet project obligations because this is really important.
His Excellency is committed in building this patnership
Earlier, the chairman, Senate committee on youths and sports, Community Engagement, Distinguished Senator Yemi Adaramodu said they were on a working visit to the National Youth Service Corps( NYSC), Enugu.
He appealed to the state Government to renovate the buildings at the NYSC Camp ,Awgu, provide utûility vehicle for the NYSC and provide electricity to the camp. He also appealed to the state government to construct the road leading to the camp and provide a permanent parade ground for the NYSC
He appealed to the state government to assist the scheme with utility vehicle for easy movement, provide electricity at the camp , provide a permanent parade ground, and construct the road leading to the camp, to make the environment conducive for the Corps members.