NYSC Resumes Orientation In Maiduguri 12 Years After Closure Of Camp

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By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has resumed orientation services in maiduguri the Borno State capital 12 years after the campwas shut down due to boko haram insurgency.

The NYSC Orientation camp located along kano road was shut down in 2012 during the height of Boko Haram insurgency due to fears expressed by Nigerians over the safety of their wards.

Due to years of inactivity, the NYSC camp was later converted to an internally displaced persons (IDPS) camp, where IDPs from Damboa, Gwoza and Konduga took refuge.

With the return of peace camping activities have resumed to the full this time with over one thousand one hundred Corps members deployed to Borno state for the one year mandatory service.

Governor Babagana Zulum described the batch B Stream two orientation course as historic and special having marked the end of perennial dislodgement of Corps members to the state.

Governor Zulum promised to engage the Corp members especially medical doctors and other frontline health workers to contribute in critical areas of the state.

He also promised to reconstruct the NYSC permanent orientation camp which has become a shadow of itself due to long stay of idps overstretching the facility.

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