Eight hundred and twenty-four National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) recruits have signed up for the Borno state orientation course for batch C, stream one for 2023.
There are 335 ladies and 489 males among this total.
When he welcomed new Corp members to the state for their one-year service to the country on Tuesday, Mohammed Diyang, the scheme’s state coordinator, disclosed this.
Following around twelve years of holding the event in other states, Diyang expressed his excitement that this was the second orientation session in Borno.
He disclosed that all orientation programs will shortly be relocated to the permanent camp due to the impending start of facility repairs for the majority of the damaged facilities following a protracted occupation by internally displaced persons.
The coordinator also praised Governor Babagana Zulum for his dedication to the program’s success since taking office in the state.
More than 80% of corp members, in his estimation, reside in lodges that the state government provides.
Diange also praised the military, which was represented by the Nigerian Army’s 7th Division, for keeping order inside the scheme’s temporary boundaries.
Board Chairman Musa Bulama also made a comment, praising the Corp members’ enthusiasm and patriotism, particularly their commitment to the one-month activity in camp.
He told them not to do anything that would damage their reputation because they were responsible for the country’s future.
“Given the vast opportunities that await you here, I kindly request that you all resist the urge to deploy to another state,” he said to the Corp members.
Barrister Mallam Fannami, the Head of Service, on behalf of Zulum, urged the Corp members to be accountable and committed to the initiative.