Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa said in Yola on Monday that special security arrangements had been made for the protection of NYSC members posted to the state.
The governor gave the assurance when he inaugurated the 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1A Orientation Programme for the corps members.
Fintiri, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Maxwell Gidado, however, urged the corps members to also be security conscious.
“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, I assure you that you will only be posted to where we are sure of your safety.
“However, it is pertinent to remind you that you are your own number one security officer; so, always be security conscious,’’ he said.
The governor also promised to improve facilities in the NYSC camp to make it conducive, secure and convenient for corps members.
Malam Ibrahim Tukur, the NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa, said that all the corps members, camp officials and other inhabitants of the camp had undergone COVID-19 tests before entry into the camp.
Tukur commended the governor for his passion and love for corps members, adding that Fintiri recently provided an ambulance, 1,000 mattresses and pillows and some equipment at the camp clinic.
Some 698 corps members, comprising 358 males and 340 females, were registered at the camp.