Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri
- He said N132 million has been released for monthly salary of corps members in Rivers
- Wike promises to continue to support NYSC
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has promised that a 5,000 capacity auditorium will be delivered to the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) by 2020.
He said the auditorium would be built in the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Rivers State.
He was quoted as saying, “The corps members are serving the interest of the state. We are only investing to enhance their performance. We have released funds for the construction of internal roads, drainage, 1,500 double-bunk beds and 3,000 mattresses at the Permanent Orientation Camp.”
He also announced that his administration had release N132 million for the payment of the monthly allowances of corps members serving in the state.
The Rivers governor stated this during a courtesy visit by the Governing Council of the National Youth Service Council led by Mrs. Binta Muazu to the Government House in Port Harcourt Friday.
Wike said, “We have released N132million for the payment of the allowances for corps members serving in the state,” explaining that the payment process has been activated.
He said monies had been for the construction of drainage, completion of the 5,000-capacity auditorium, 3,000 mattresses and 1,500 double-bunk beds for the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp located at Nonwa.
He promised that his government would give all the required support to ensure the NYSC carries out their responsibilities to the people of Rivers State.
Reacting, the Acting Chairman of the Governing Council of NYSC, Mrs. Binta Muazu, said, “We were at the Permanent Orientation Camp and we saw the construction of a massive 5,000-capacity Amphitheatre. We want to be part of the commissioning of that facility.”
The governor is in his second term