Youth corpers share their horrible experience at Jigawa orientation camp.
Youth corpers complain about their present situation at the Jigawa orientation camp. The youth corps members were reportedly first posted to Borno and then taken to Kano then Jigawa. When they got to Jigawa at about 10 pm, they did not get a place to stay until around 12 midnight.
In less than 48 hours after the stressful experiences and finally settling at the place they are being accomodated, they are now being chased out again. Male officials reportedly barged into the female hostel without prior notice while some corpers were undressed and started forcing them out. They also claim that soldiers have been called to come and beat them.
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This comes after report that NYSC withdraws corps members posted to “warzone”areas. NYSC said that it would not take the risk of posting new Corps members to Local Government currently being invaded by Bandits where many lives have been conrmed lost. NYSC also withdraws corps members already serving in the “war ravaged” areas for the protection of lives of the Corps members.
The State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi who disclosed this while addressing Journalists after the swearing-in ceremony of Corps members at the NYSC orientation camp, Paiko, yesterday, said the safety of lives of those members are paramount to them and that they cannot risk their lives.
“Officials of the NYSC in the areas affected by the bandits have been mandated to send updates of places with crisis to the state office and we will not post any Corps members to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them,” Ajayi remarked.
According to her, “Our eyes are on the Corps members for the whole one year; we are their parents and guardians and we cannot do otherwise than to protect them.”
‘’We have recalled all our Corps members from those crisis areas and re-posted them and we will not send any of them to areas where bandits have carried out their attacks.