Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger State has put smiles on the faces of corps members in the state.

Corps members were filled with excitement after the governor disclosed that the state government will commit ₦5 billion to the construction of the permanent orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps in the state.

Niger Gov Gifts Corps Member ₦200,000 Each

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Adding to their joy, Governor Bago announced a gift of ₦200,000 to all the corps members under Batch B Stream I posted to the state as “bonus” to make their stay comfortable, in addition to 20 cows and a trailer load of rice.

Corps Members Get Bonus 

The governor declared this on Tuesday during the swearing-in of the 2024 Batch B Stream I corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Paiko, Niger State.

Bago said: “All corps members serving in Niger State today are entitled to a ₦200,000 bonus from Niger farms.

“So, each of you has ₦200,000; I understand you’re about 1,600. So we are going to credit your account with ₦200,000. This is to give you comfort to stay in Niger State.

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“We want to build a brand new NYSC camp. So, Niger State is putting ₦5 billion to build a new NYSC camp for you.”

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Automatic Employment 

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Bologi Ibrahim, on Tuesday further stated that the governor also promised to give automatic employment to corps members in the medical field upon the completion of their service.

The statement added: “While reassuring them that the state government will ensure the security and well-being of the corps members.

“The governor used the medium to call on them to key into his agricultural revolution in the state, adding that the state government will support anyone who is willing to engage in farming through Niger Foods Limited.”

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