The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Management has made a temporary relocation of the orientation camp in Plateau State from Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) to Jos, the state capital. While specific reasons were not provided by the NYSC, the decision is likely influenced by the worsening security situation in the state, particularly in Mangu LGA.
According to a statement from Eddy Megwa, the Director of Press and Public Relations at NYSC, the orientation camp will now be held at Waye Foundation, Dio-Du, Jos. The statement highlights that the change of venue applies to the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Camp for Plateau State.
The statement reads: “This is to inform the public, particularly our esteemed prospective corps members, that the venue of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Camp for Plateau State has been changed from the Permanent Orientation Camp in Mangu to Waye Foundation, by Buken Academy, Doi-Du (Temporary NYSC Orientation Camp) in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. All Prospective Corps Members are required to report to the new Orientation Camp (Waye Foundation by Buken Academy) on the specified dates as indicated in their call-up letters.
The completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme or a Higher National Diploma in Nigeria entails a legal requirement for individuals to undergo a 12-month National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) as a service to their country. The deployment of these individuals to various regions is conducted by officials from the National Youth Service Corps.
The upcoming 2023 Batch B Stream 1 members are scheduled to commence their orientation camps nationwide in the coming days. However, for those assigned to Plateau State, a change has been made, and they will now be directed to Jos instead of Mangu, where the permanent orientation camp is located.
Over the past few weeks, the security situation in Plateau State, particularly in Mangu LGA, has significantly deteriorated.