Abuja agog as 2,500 Corps members storm NYSC camp
Text by Emma Elekwa
About 2,500 corps members have commenced their three weeks orientation at the orientation camp in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), FCT Coordinator, Olanipekun Alao at the Kubwa orientation camp on Tuesday said the first stream (phase) has taken in 2,500 participants.
He assured the ‘corpers’ of adequate security throughout their stay in the camp, insisting that adequate arrangement has been put in place in terms of the security and safety of corps members, as well as accommodation and steady power and water supply.
The NYSC boss who disclosed that the road leading to the camp would be cordoned off to forestall any breach of peace throughout the period of the exercise, appealed to residents to bear with the inconveniences the arrangement would cause.
Alao who appealed to the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on safety said, “We seek the cooperation of NURTW to ensure that corpers arrive at the camp safely and that they are provided with certain concession in their fares.”