By Atevure Princess,
Following the worsening communal crisis rocking Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh communities, the National Youth Service Corps has suspended the posting of corps members to the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
According to Punch newspaper report, the NYSC Co-ordinator in the state, Mr. Benjamin Ayodele, attributed the decision to stop posting to these are to the persistent crisis between Aladja community in Udu LGA and Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri South West LGA, which has claimed may lives and the properties worthy several millions of naira destroyed.
Ayodele added that following unfavorable security report, the Board of Governing Council of the NYSC, had arrived at the conclusion that both communities were no longer safe for corps members.
According to him, “I appeal to the host communities in the Warri South-West and Udu Local Government Areas to give peace a chance so that the younger ones in schools in the areas who can continue to enjoy the services of corps members deployed to Delta State.”
He added that 10 married female corps members, who made a passionate appeal to be reunited with their families, were considered in line with the NYSC policy for posting to some communities in Udu Local Government Area.
“We carried out our posting of corps members in line with the extant policy guiding the process to the four key areas of education, health, rural infrastructure and agriculture”, Ayodele said.