Orientation of corps members resumed in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria after three years suspension due to insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013.
The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said 2, 500 corps members were deployed to the state.
“Registration of corp members started this Tuesday morning by 7 am and you can see they are trooping in; we are expecting 2, 500 corp members.”
Abubakar said that adequate security has been put in place with about 300 officials from the Army, Police, Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp and NYSC.
He explained that Adamawa Government has provided the facility of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, as a temporary camp pending the final evacuation of the Internally Displaced Persons at the permanent orientation camp in Damare.
Gombe State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr.Ibeh Chidube, has advised corps members posted to the state to shun cultism and any form of anti-social behaviour during their service year.
Chidube,gave the advice in Akko on Thursday at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 batch ‘B’ corps members.
He warned that any Corps member that exhibited negative conducts would be decamped in line with the provision of the NYSC Bye-laws.
“I advise corps members to shun cultism and any other form of unwholesome act as the scheme had the mandate to inculcate discipline in our Corps members to make them better citizens,” he said.
Chidube said a total of 1, 823 corps members, comprising 986 males and 837 females, were posted to the state.
He urged them to abide by the core values of the NYSC scheme which included commitment, loyalty, integrity, efficiency, team work, discipline, punctuality, patriotism, loyalty and unity, among others.
In his remark, Gombe State Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Dr Daniel Musa, congratulated the corps members and urged them to dedicate themselves to the service of the nation.
He called on the state government to increase the allowances of the corps members to encourage them to work hard for the development of the state and the country at large.
Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr James Pissagih, urged the corps members to pay more attention to training on skills acquisition during the orientation exercise to enable them become self- reliant after the service year.