Corps members decry facilities at Kaduna camp

Corps members yesterday decried poor state of facilities at the permanent orientation camp Kaduna.
The corps members, in a letter sent to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, at the closing ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) joint orientation course for corps members deployed to Kaduna and Niger states, revealed their dissatisfaction about the state of facilities at the camp.
The letter, which was signed by leaders of the 10 platoons, but read by Ejokobo Lovett Avurakoghina, added that what their predecessors had told them was different from what they experienced within 21 days of their sojourn at the camp.
“Our expectation as to what a camp environment should look like is not what we met when we came into Kaduna state camp.
The multiple purpose hall is too congested to accommodate the large number of corps members always dispatched to Kaduna camp which is exposing us to sun during lectures and social activities.
“More accommodation facilities are required and the existing ones are nearly inhabitable due to the dilapidating state of the existing structures.
Another notable observation was poor medical facilities like pulse oximeter, urinalysis (combi – 9) kit, oxygen cylinder, etc.” Governor el-Rufai, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture, Daniel Danauta, promised to deliver the corps members’ letter to the Governor whom he believed would act on it.
“The state will continue to give the scheme maximum support towards the attainment of its objective in our dear state.
On additional camp facilities, I wish to restate the promise of the state government to add to the facilities on the camp, so we can have more professionals needed in our core economic sector,” he said.
Coordinator of the scheme in Kaduna, Hajiya Walida Siddique Isa, reiterated the need to address inadequate accommodation, which had limited the number of corps members deployed to the state.
“Considering the important position of Kaduna in Northern Nigeria, the inadequate accommodation has limited the number of corps members deployed to the state which is capable of absorbing over 5,000.
I, therefore, appeal to you to construct additional hostels to accommodate the expected increase in the number of corps members deployed to the state for service,” she said.\

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