It follows the capture of the first orientation camp set up by the Gombe District Government under the administration of Ibrahim Dankwambo to serve as a camp to end radicalization, a Boko Haram rehabilitation camp at Malam Sidi in the Malam Sidi Kwami Local Government Area, the current administration of Muhammadu Yahaya. has begun work on another building.
Speaking during the inspection visit, Gombe Regional Government Secretary, Prof Ibrahim Njodi, said youth development and empowerment were important guidelines for Yahaya’s administration.
He indicated that the ongoing construction would serve as a Citizenship and Leadership Training Center; National Youths Service Corps orientation camp, Boltongo, Yamaltu Deba LGA.
Njodi, who expressed satisfaction with the speed and quality of the work, urged the task team to keep the temperature.
He said, “Despite the challenges of governance, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has shown a commitment to uplifting many young people who are not only the future of the state but who are building a larger population.”
Njodi further explained that once completed, the institute will serve a dual purpose to provide youth with citizenship and leadership training and to accommodate the NYSC camp, having lost its first to the State Government.
Construction work that included hostels, classrooms, staff quarters, and sports facilities had reached advanced stages of completion.
Leading the SSG with his team, local engineer Aminu Mohammed praised the Governor’s foresight in establishing the facility which he said would be delivered in the next few weeks.
Speaking on the occasion, Taskforce member of the staff Major Musa Mahdi (ed.), Said their presence and supervision did not provide an opportunity to compromise on standards and conditions.
Mahdi, however, informed the SSG that based on the comments, there would be a need for additional activities, and called for timely approval to ensure timely completion of the work.
On the other hand, the representative of the NYSC provincial office, Emmanuel Oibe, thanked the National Government for coming up with the project, explaining that once completed it will be ranked among the best practice camps in the country considering the program, level of work and proposed camp resources.