Niger Gov offers corps member doctors, others automatic employment

The Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has announced an automatic employment scheme for National Youth Corps Members (NYSC) who have studied medicine and related health courses. This initiative aims to address the shortage of medical professionals in state hospitals. Bago made this announcement during the swearing-in ceremony of 1,600 NYSC members posted to the state for the 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 at the Permanent Orientation Camp in Paiko.

In addition to the employment offer, Bago announced a N5 billion donation for the construction of the Permanent Orientation Camp in Paiko and a N200,000 bonus for each of the 1,600 NYSC members as a token for serving in the state. He also pledged to build more toilet facilities and sink 5 boreholes in the temporary orientation camp.

Furthermore, Bago expressed his enthusiasm for agriculture, stating that there is prosperity in the sector. He plans to invest in mechanized agriculture and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and the DG of the NYSC to promote agriculture within the NYSC scheme.

The Minister of Youth Development, Jamila Ibrahim Bio, also mentioned a Federal Government initiative to empower at least 5,000 NYSC members with up to N10 million each for entrepreneurial ventures after completing their service. The restructured Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) will start accepting applications this month (July) to support more young entrepreneurs.

Lastly, it was reported that over 100 NYSC members are currently participating in the Niger State Green Economy Project, working on state farms managed by Niger Foods and Logistics Limited.

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