2,200 Corp Members Deployed To Insurgency Plagued Borno State


Youth Corpers

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has deployed 2200 youth corpers to Borno State, which is facing increasing attacks from Boko Haram insurgents, for the 2015/2016 scheme.

The Public Relations Officers of NYSC in Borno state, Suleiman Aliyu announced this to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Monday.

He however, disclosed that the youth corps members would have their orientation exercise in camps located in Benue Gombe and Nasarawa states

“2200 corps members have been deployed to Borno State for the exercise which orientation camping is scheduled to hold between Wednesday 25th November to Monday 14 December 2015,” Aliyu said in a statement.

He said further that Batch B of the youth corps programme would also not be hosted in Borno but Katsina State.



    ‎Aliyu explained that the NYSC had had to relocate the orientation exercise of youth corpers posted to the state elsewhere because of the security challenge posed by insurgents but expressed the hope that the Borno State governor Kashim Shettima, would attend the swearing in of the new batch on Friday.

    The involvement of the government in the affairs of youth corps members would give them more confidence and reduce their requests for redeployment to other states,” he observed.

    “It may interest you to know that the presence of Bauchi state governor and his cabinet had made corps members who earlier seek to redeploy elsewhere to change their mind thereby cancelling their relocation to stay in Bauchi. Why can Borno do the same?”

    “We wish to urge the Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima to show more concern to the new corps members that will be sworn in at Katsina on Friday, 27 November, it will encourage them to stay in the state instead of seeking redeployment elsewhere,” Aliyu  added.


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