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2,500 Corpers Expected In Adamawa As NYSC Lifts Suspension
Officials of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, have assured corps members posted to the state of adequate security as the orientation camp opens on Tuesday, three years after the programme was suspended in the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency.
Mohammed Abubakar, the Adamawa State coordinator of NYSC, told journalists in Yola, the State capital, that the last orientation was held in the state in March 2013, adding that the programme was resuming as the security situation in the state has become more stable.
“Registration of corps members started this Tuesday morning by 7 am and you can see they are trooping in; we are expecting 2, 500 corp members,” Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
He added that over 300 security personnel had been deployed to the camp, comprising of operatives from the Army, Police, Department of State Security, DSS Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and NYSC.
Abubakar noted that the State Government had provided the facility of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, as a makeshift camp, until when the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who are currently occupying the permanent orientation camp in Damare, are relocated.
He urged the corps members to “understand that this is a borrowed camp and should therefore bear with the available facilities.”
The NYSC State coordinator commended the State government for it support towards the resumption of orientation programmes in the state.
He also called on the people of Adamawa to continue supporting and showing hospitality to corps members.