13Yrs Later, NYSC Orientation Camp Resumes in Borno State

Borno state is arguably the most hit state in Nigeria by insurgency, and just in case you are not aware, that’s where the ChiBok girls were kidnapped during the tenure of ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan. The latest report reaching us today, is that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation camp activities in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the first time in 13 years.

As earlier discussed, the NYSC exercise was suspended in Borno state in 2011 due to the Boko Haram insurgency that was very active.

At the swearing-in of Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 corps members at a temporal orientation camp in the Borno state capital, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mohammed Adamu, credited Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, for facilitating the return of the orientation course to the state. Saying that the effort by Governor Zulum has played a big role in ensuring that Corpers are back in the state.

All new Corps members who came for their mandatory NYSC three-week programme were camped at the Arabic Teachers College, currently serving as a temporary orientation camp amidst tight security by the military, police, civil defence and civilian joint task force. The corps members are a total of 1,125, 629 males and 496 females.

The Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum expressed delight at the return of the orientation camp in the state, where he further disclosed that the gesture signified the return of peace and security to the state after years of insurgency experienced by the state’s residents.

Governor Zulum further directed NYSC officials to identify graduates of science courses, medical and para-medicals for possible employment with the state government after their three weeks NYSC camp service.

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