In a recent oversight visit to the NYSC orientation camp in Niger, the House of Representatives committee on youths and development emphasized the need for improved facilities at the camp. Led by Chairman Rep. Martins Esin, the committee inspected the male and female hostels, as well as the clinic, and identified areas that require immediate attention. Rep. Esin revealed that the committee has been in contact with Governor Umaru Bago, who has assured them of intervention starting from January 2024. The committee emphasized the importance of creating a conducive environment for corps members to perform their national service effectively.
Additionally, they reaffirmed the National Assembly’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of the NYSC, as it plays a crucial role in fostering national unity and integration. The committee also advised corps members to prioritize their security, as they have become targets for criminals and enemies of the country.
The NYSC coordinator in Niger, Olayinka Abdulwahab, acknowledged the challenges faced by the orientation camp, including a shortage of facilities, erosion control, and inadequate water supply, but commended the discipline displayed by the corps members.