Additional Camps Provided For 2016 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members

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Additional Camps have been provided for the hosting of 2016 Batch ‘B’ Orientation camp, for corps members deployed to states with security challenges.

The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has praised the Governors of Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Zamfara states for providing the additional camps.

According to The Guardian, he made the commendation at the opening of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Orientation workshop in Calabar, Cross River State.

Kazaure said the gesture will allow Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states to host two camps simultaneously – one for corps members deployed to them and the other for Corps members deployed to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states respectively.

In the case of Zamfara State, both the permanent orientation camp and the additional camp will host corps members deployed to the state because the number of corps members is above the capacity of the permanent one.

In a statement yesterday, Kazaure stressed the need for the three tiers of governments to live up to their statutory roles in the operations of the scheme, as a panacea for addressing the challenges of obsolete, dilapidated and inadequate state of facilities in most orientation camps.

“We are encouraged, however, by the efforts of the Federal Government at providing funds in spite of obvious financial constraints. In particular, I wish to thank Mr. President for making it possible for all graduates to be mobilised for service in 2016,” he said.

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