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FG To Build New NYSC Camp In FCT In 2018


The FCT Minister, Malam Mohammed Bello, says a new a permanent Orientation Camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the territory will be constructed this year.

Bello said this on Monday at the closing ceremony of the three weeks Orientation Course for the 2017 Batch B stream II set of corps members.

However, he promised that the construction of the camp would commence as soon as the 2018 budget was passed.

Bello, who was represented by Mr Oladimeji Hassan, Chairman, NYSC FCT Governing Board, said the delay in passage of the budget was the major factor delaying commencement of work at the camp site.

The proposed location for the construction of a permanent orientation camp for the NYSC in FCT is Kwali.

The minister said: “The FCT administration is working assiduously to ensure the permanent orientation camp in Kwali is started and completed in good time.

“We encountered a little constraint in starting construction because of the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget.

“As soon as the budget is passed we will commence work there and in a couple of years the camp will be in full use by the NYSC.

“The current orientation camp which we promised to rehabilitate; we are working on that as we have completed construction of two new hostels.

“We will continue to make efforts toward completing the rehabilitation.

“We have plans to work on the camp fields for the purpose of recreation.

“The administration is not taking lightly the life and comfort of corps members in terms of amenities, water, sanitation, beddings, and all we will continue to do our best.’’

The minister urged the corps members to accept their postings in good faith and proceed to their places of primary assignment without delay.

He advised them to respect the socio-cultural and religious leanings of their host communities.