Some Corps members
By Damilola Oyedele
Due to the aftermath of flooding and insecurity, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the postponement of orientation course for the 2012 Batch ‘C’ corps members posted to Bayelsa, Yobe and Borno States.
This is as it added that the camps for those posted to the remaining 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would open on November 6, 2012.
The NYSC in a statement issued in Abuja, Wedneday, by its Head of Press and Public Relations Unit, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, said logistics and the safety of corps members were taken into consideration to arrive at such decision.
The statement read: “The postponement for Bayelsa State is as a result of the recent flooding in the state and the subsequent accommodation of displaced victims at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Kaiama.
It noted that the security situations of the other two states informed the decision of the NYSC to allow the state governments adequately prepare for the corps members.
“Corps members deployed to all the three states of Bayelsa, Borno and Yobe will have their orientation course from Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
For corps members posted to Borno and Yobe States, their orientation will hold at Wunene in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State; and Magaji Dan Yamusa in Keffi, Nasarawa State respectively while those posted to Bayelsa would hold their orientation at the NYSC camp at Kaiama Grammar School, Kolokoma-Opokuman Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,” the statement said.
Although the statement was silent on redeployment, THISDAY gathered that the NYSC, just like it did after the posting of batch ‘B’ corps members, would likely entertain applications for redeployment from states considered as volatile.
This would however be shrouded under the veil of redeployment on executed grounds of marriage or health reasons.