States Comply With FG’s Directive To Shut NYSC Camps

A file photo of corps members: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun

States have started complying with the Federal Government’s directive to shut the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps.

In a visit to Taraba State camp located at Sibre, along Jalingo-Wukari Expressway, corp members in their number were queuing up to be documented as others were seen loitering around in disarray.

The State Coordinator, David Markson, who declined being interviewed stressed that the directive by the NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim said “no state coordinator should speak to the press except the DG.”

Although the corps members are undergoing an emergency clearance for their monthly allowances, they are however expected to depart immediately after receiving same.

Meanwhile, some officials who preferred anonymity explained that arrangements are in top gear to convey them to their respective destinations, though no mention of either they will be taken to their respective homes or places of primary assignments.

To Bayelsa State, Channels Television observed that corps members at the Kaiama Orientation Camp were waiting to receive their posting letters.

Similarly in Niger State, corps members were seen relaxing themselves in their camp at Paiko, in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state

The State NYSC coordinator refused to comment on the implementation of the government’s directives.

Scene of the Niger camp

As some corps members confirmed that they are being paid N1,400 as bicycle allowance some other traders at the camp are not happy with the ban.

Some of them said they paid to gain access to the camp for three weeks, only to be told barely a week after that the camps would be shut down.

According to them, the Federal Government would not have allowed camps to open in the first place.

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