NYSC Orders Corps Members To Report To Troubled Northern States 4 years ago 4

The National Youth Service Corps on Monday asked potential corps members to report at their orientation camps location where the fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against the Federal Government.

The States are Yobe, Kaduna, Kano, Borno, Gombe and Bauchi.

A statement signed by the Director (Corps Mobilisation), Mrs Mary Kolajo, and pasted at the NYSC Headquarters in Abuja, urged whosoever wanted a re-posting to do so while in camp.

The statement adds that the cases will expeditiously be treated by state coordinators.

The NYSC directive came as anxious corps members posted to the volatile states besieged its national headquarters on Monday.

Dozens of the affected corps members were seen trying to gain entry into the complex which was being guarded by armed soldiers.

The corps members conducted themselves peacefully but were unable to get officials to address their concerns as of the time the News Agency of Nigeria  got there.

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A graduate of the University of Ibadan who gave his name as Dr. Isiaah, said his posting to Yobe State was unacceptable.

According to him, none of his colleagues was averse to serving Nigeria as a corps member but that they were not in a hurry to die “a senseless, needless and avoidable death.”

He said,” I graduated from U.I. I studied Medicine. I, and most of my colleagues you see here today, am here to seek alternative posting to other states because of the security situation in the north.

 “Our families made sacrifices to get us where we are today. I, for one, cannot go to Yobe State if the President who is the Commander- In-Chief of the Armed Forces does not feel safe to go there; who am I, an ordinary citizen, to go there? Home Page

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