National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been promised free lodgings by the Jigawa State government in each of the local government areas of the state.
The head of the State Civil Service (HoS), Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa, made this known on Thursday, October 20, after a meeting with the executives of the state chapter of the Muslim Corps members Association of Nigeria (MCAN) in Dutse.
Inuwa revealed that the state would be constructing lodges with 10 bedrooms each, situated in the council’s headquarters in 2017, Daily Post reports.
He explained that the government made the decision to build the lodges in consideration of the accommodation challenge which NYSC members serving in the state, are currently facing.
The HoS said that the 27LGAs have been given directives by the government to make budgetary provisions for the project in their 2017 budget.
Head of the association, Malam Muktar Yakubu, called on the state government to also assist them with a bus for easy discharge of duty as well as mobilisation.
In the meantime, 310 youth entrepreneurs have reportedly been beneficiaries of the CBN-NYSC-Heritage Bank Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
The beneficiaries comprised of serving and ex-corps members, received the funds during a ceremony held at the CBN Headquarters, Abuja.