NYSC urges Borno to remove IDPs from camp

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the Borno state government to relocate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) currently camping at its permanent orientation camp in Maiduguri because ‘relative peace’ has returned to the state.

It also urged corps members to stop seeking relocation to other states, noting that the state is now peaceful. Corps members deployed to Borno state did their three weeks orientation in Katsina state due to insecurity in the state.

Rabi’u Aminu, Borno state coordinator of NYSC, who disclosed this to newsmen during the closing ceremony of the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 course in Katsina, said there was peace in Borno, hence the need for the state government to allowa corps members to camp in the state.

He said more than 40 per cent of corps members mobilised to the state usually seek relocation to other parts of the country, lamenting that the recent development has not encouraged unity in diversity which the scheme preaches and stands for.

“Do not dwell on the negative things you have heard about Borno. Do not seek relocation. I want to assure you that the people of the state are peaceful and friendly. Keep an open mind and give it a chance and a trial,” the coordinator told corps members.

Katsina state coordinator, Ramatu Santa, said the corps members had been posted according to the four priorities of the state government, which includes health, education, agriculture and infrastructure, urging them to discharge their duties effectively.

She encouraged the corps members to share their challenges with state and local government coordinators instead of taking them to the social media.

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