It has been 13 long years since the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) last camped in Bornu following the outbreak of the Boko Haram Insurgency in the state in 2011. This is no longer the case as NYSC has commenced orientation camp in Maiduguri, the state capital.
During the swearing in ceremony of the Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 corps members at a temporal orientation camp in the state capital, NYSC State Coordinator, Mohammed Adamu, credited Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, for facilitating the return of the orientation course to the state.
The corps members are camped at the Arabic Teachers College which is serving as a temporary orientation camp amidst tight security by the military, police, civil defence and civilian joint taskforce.
There are 1,125 corps members deployed to the state comprising 629 males and 496 females.
The state governor Zulum expressed joy at the return of the orientation camp in the state, stating that the gesture signified the return of peace and security to the state after years of insurgency. He directed NYSC officials to identify graduates of science courses, medical and para-medicals for possible employment with the state government.