The NYSC Coordinator in Katsina State, Ebenezer Afolalu, said on Wednesday that a female corps member delivered a baby girl at the orientation camp in Katsina.
Mr. Afolalu said this in Katsina, during the opening ceremony of the 2012 orientation course for batch B NYSC members deployed to the state.
The coordinator, who refused to disclose the name and state of the corps member, said that the lady delivered on the first day of registration, at the camp clinic.
He added that both the mother and baby are in good health. Mr. Afolalu said that a total of 2,144 NYSC members were deployed to the state.
The coordinator also said that a comprehensive skill acquisition programme had been designed to prepare the corps members to become self-reliant after the service year.
In his remarks, the State governor, Ibrahim Shema, represented by the Youth and Sports commissioner, Mannir Ibrahim, said the state government would engage the corps members in agricultural establishments to enhance its agricultural revolution programme tagged “Katsina-Songhai initiative.”
Mr. Shema said that the project is aimed at reducing poverty, empowering youth, and ensuring food security in the state and nation.
According to him, engaging the corps members in the programme is also aimed at harnessing the agricultural potentials of the state.
He assured the corps members of their safety and urged them to feel free “because Katsina people are kind and hospitable”.