Abuja agog as 2,500 Corps mem­bers storm NYSC camp

Daily Trust - - YOUTH VILLE -

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.”

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