The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) yesterday donated a 10, 000-litre hybrid capacity borehole to the National Youth Schemes Corps (NYSC) orientation camp at Dazigau in Yobe State.

The commission has also approved the construction of a 250-capacity auditorium for Yobe State University which is expected to cost about N500 million.

At the inauguration ceremony, which was held at the orientation camp, the Managing Director of the Commission, Mohammed Goni Alkali said the donation was part of the commission’s commitment to rebuilding institutions which were hitherto destroyed by the insurgents in the Northeast region.

The NYSC camp, which was originally located at Fika Town over 60km away from Potiskum, was later relocated to Dazigau near Potiskum because of various Boko Haram attacks on the camp in Fika which was later closed down.

The MD stated that the commission will continue to make strategic interventions in areas of need in various institutions and other sectors of life in the region.

The Yobe State Coordinator of the NYSC, Hajiya Hafsat Yerima thanked the commission for solving the water problem in the camp.

“We used to have one borehole in this camp which is not enough. We always lack water; at times complete scarcity in the camp anytime there is a problem with that particular one. The story is, however, different from the new borehole that the NEDC has drilled for us now. We are grateful to it for this gesture,” Hajiya Yerima said.

At the Yobe State University, the Managing Director inaugurated and handed over an ICT Resource Centre expected to graduate 600 students in a year.

At the handover ceremony which was held at the Ibrahim Geidam Hall of the institution, Alkali stressed the importance of ICT to learning, even as he maintained that the centre is poised to make the youth self-reliant as well as create job opportunities.

“We have established and fully equipped three ICT centres for Yobe State, including Damaturu, Potiskum and Gashu’a respectively. I believe this is a major step to ensure that our teeming youths are empowered. Each of these centres will graduate 600 youths annually. We are going to support them with the necessary tools required.

“One of the centres is situated here in Yobe State University, aside from this, we have approved to build a 250-lecture theatre which will cost about N500 million. The education sector is important to us; we will support them. We will continue to rebuild institutions and empower our people across this region,” Alkali said.

He announced that the commission has completed the construction of 18 such centres, two each in all the senatorial districts of the states in the region.

A similar centre was also inaugurated at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum.