Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
Following the earlier postponement of its orientation course for the 2017 Batch B stream II corp members posted to Benue and Taraba states due to several attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen , the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has directed prospective corps members deployed to the two states to report to Kogi State for their orientation course.
The NYSC made this announcement on its Twitter handle on Monday, where it said that registration for this set of corps members will commence on January 19 in Asaya, Kabba, Kogi State.
NYSC stated: “this is to inform all 2017 Batch “B” Stream ll Prospective Corps Members deployed to Benue and Taraba States that their Orientation Course has been rescheduled,”
“Registration of the corps members would start on Friday January 19 and end on the midnight of Saturday January 20, while the swearing-in ceremony will be on Monday January 22.
” The venue for the orientation course is NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Asaya, Kabba, Kogi State,” it added.
The NYSC scheme was created in 1973 to “reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian civil war, with the aim of inculcating in Nigerian youth the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasise the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.