3,100 Corps Members Redeployed from Violence-Prone States
A total of 3,100 corps members have been redeployed from violence-prone Kano, Gombe and Plateau states as the 2012 Batch âBâ orientation camp closing ceremonies took place across the country on Monday.
One thousand three hundred of the 2,560 corps members posted to Kano sought redeployment while no fewer than 1,000 of the 1,687 deployed in Gombe, and 802 of the 1,750 in Plateau were redeployed to other states.
Speaking in Kano, the state NYSC Coordinator Alhaji Salisu Yakasai, said the corps members insisted on redeployment, despite the heavy security presence in the camp during the three-week orientation programme.
The Coordinator of the scheme in Plateau, Mr. Maram Mafulul, said in Jos the 802 that sought redeployment included married women, pregnant, nursing mothers and the sick.
Meanwhile, the State governor, Jonah Jang represented by the State Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Lohfa Bako assured the corps members that would stay back of governmentâs preparedness in conjunction with the military Special Task Force (STF) and other security agencies to ensure the safety of their lives and property throughout their service year is not taken for granted.GistOnly