By Nazifi Dawud Khalid
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has given an indication that it would reopen its orientation camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, which has been battling insurgency.
The director-general of the NYSC, Suleiman Kazaure, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, said the decision was made due to the return of peace to the state.
“There is relative peace now in the state, so we will like to come back as soon as possible. Remember, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are still occupying the Orientation Camp”, he said, adding that “It is only in Borno that our corps members have yet to have their orientation camp in place”.
Mr Kazaure, a brigadier-general, also expressed happiness with what he described as “resilience” of corps members serving in the state.
“If you notice, I asked them about their morale and they responded by saying morale high. That is how we measure the psychological frame of the corps members,” he said.
The NYSC boss who thanked the Borno state government for its support to the corp members serving there, also promised to establish a skills acquisition centre in the Northeast to equip corp members with productive skills.