Borno Governor Babagana Zulum has announced a N36 million grant to be divided among the state’s 1,215 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) participants.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, Zulum made the donation while visiting the NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri.
Gusau stated that Zulum also sent 100 bags of rice, ten cows, ten bags of 100 kg beans, and ten liters of cooking oil for special meals to be cooked for corps members during their three-week orientation.
“We want to extend palliatives to members of the National Youth Service Corps.
“Each one of you will receive the sum of ₦30,000, that amount will be credited to your accounts as soon as your bank details are provided to me.
“In addition to that, we have provided you with 100 bags of rice, 10 bags of 100kg beans, 10 gallons of cooking oil and 10 bulls,” Zulum added.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), NYSC orientation resumed last week in Borno after a 13-year hiatus owing to insurgency.
During the orientation camp swearing-in ceremony, Zulum announced his administration’s intention to making the state the most welcoming to corps members.
He also told them that they would have fond recollections of Borno after their service year was up.