After 13 years, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation camp activities in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, marking a significant step in the state's recovery from years of insurgency.
The exercise was suspended in 2011 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, and the temporary orientation camp in Maiduguri has now been reactivated.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch 'B' Stream 2 corps members, NYSC State Coordinator, Mohammed Adamu, praised the efforts of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in facilitating the return of the orientation course to the state.
A temporary orientation camp has been set up at the Arabic Teachers College in Maiduguri, with tight security provided by the military, police, civil defence and civilian joint taskforce.
The 629 male and 496 female corps members are being accommodated at the temporary site.
Governor Zulum, who welcomed the return of the orientation camp to Borno, expressed his happiness with the gesture, which signifies the state's progress in restoring peace and security after years of insurgency.
In addition, he directed NYSC officials to identify and consider for possible employment those who are graduates of science, medical and para-medical fields.