Corpers seeks redeployment from North to Southern Nigeria


SCORES of corps members yesterday stormed the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja to seek redeployment from parts of the country that are prone to violence

By Tony Akowe, Kaduna 

Many of the corps members told reporters that their desire was in line with the directive given to them. 
They were asked to seek redeployment in the event of any security breach in their state of primary assignment. 
The corps members, who were barred from entering the headquarters, said the threat to their lives was becoming unbearable, and urged the NYSC management to be sensitive to their plight. 
A batch ‘C’ corps member, Owoniyi Bosede, said: “The way they are treating us is not fair; we are serving in the North and the problem is happening here and there. We are appealing that they should allow us to go to our various states to continue our service there.” 
Another member, Rita Okereke, said since most of her colleagues had received their letters of redeployment, NYSC should live up to its promise by listening to other corps members.
   A Batch ‘C’ Corps member serving in Katsina State, Chineye Nnamdi, decried the treatment meted out to them by the NYSC management. 
  But  an official of the scheme, who preferred anonymity, said  the management would address the complaints of the corps members, saying the scheme is not unaware of the security challenges.
 The offical urged the corps members to channel their complaints through their state coordinators.
The official said the management of NYSC was out to serve the country while at the same time would not jeopardise the life of any corps member.

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