Five years after: NYSC camp reopens in Yobe

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed Corp member orientation in Potiskum camp, 5 years after closure as a result of Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe state.

The State Coordinator, NYSC, Mr Umaru Joro Daniel, told Daily Trust that the camp has already commenced registration of Corp members on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

“The Registration started yesterday morning by 7:00am, we are now registering the 2016 Batch ‘B’ stream 2, Corp members, and you can see they are trooping in; we are expecting a total of 2,050 corps members,” he said

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He described the reopening of the camp is a break through to Yobe state and federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, which according to him, indicates that peace has finally returned to Yobe,” he said

Daniel noted that adequate security had been put in place, with hundreds officials from the Army, Police, Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NDLEA to ensure hitch free exercise.

He commended Yobe State government for all the support and cooperation in ensuring that the camp has returned operation successfully.

“The state government provided the accommodation facility to use here in CABS Potiskum, temporarily, pending the repairs on the dilapidated Permanent Orientation Camp in Fika town.”

“Sincerely, I have to commend Yobe State Government for this support and cooperation, and their positive reports enabled our headquarters to give the go ahead,” he said.


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