The National Youth Service Corps (NYCS), said on Thursday that it is considering re-opening orientation camp in the state next year.
Addressing newsmen during the passing-out ceremony of the 2014 Batch ‘B’ corps members in Damaturu, Mr Ibrahim Lass, Yobe State Coordinator, said: “Now that the security situation is gradually improving in Yobe, we are considering holding NYSC orientation camp next year, if the state government rehabilitates the camp.
He added: “We have carried out a survey of the facilities in the camp and wrote to the state government to assist in renovating the camp, so that we can open it next year”.
He said that NYSC had not been holding orientation camp in the state since 2010 due to persistent security problems.
The coordinator said that holding orientation camp outside the state posed serious challenges to the management of the scheme in the area. Lass, however, advised corps members deployed to the state not to panic, saying that the security situation in the state had improved tremendously.
He said that a total of 265 corps members served in the 2014 Batch B out of which five got presidential merit award. Passing-out ceremony of corps members in the state has been low-keyed since 2010, owing to the security challenges facing some parts of the state.