The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, will during the next orientation, resume its camp in Adamawa state.
The NYSC suspended orientation camp for corps members in Adamawa in 2011, following the boko haram insurgency in the North-east region and the NYSC camp in Damare was converted to an IDPs camp.
Deputy Governor, Mr. Martins Babale, after inspecting the camp site in Yola, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to hosting this year’s NYSC camp in the state and assured members of their safety in Yola.
Mr. Babale said the site was built by the federal government in 2011, but was not put to use, but ideal for camping, because all arrangements had been concluded for a successful camp.
The Adamawa State Deputy Governor said efforts being put in place were to ensure that the NYSC camping resumed in the state and prove that peace had completely returned to the state.
In his words: “We have gotten all assurances from the military and other security agencies and I can say with confidence that Adamawa is safe and ready to host corps members henceforth.”
In the meantime, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Augustine Ayuba, who is also the Chairman, NYSC governing body, said the camp would be fumigated and made ready before the next orientation exercise.