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The National Youth Service Corps has given states that do not have orientation camps up

until December 2012 to either construct their permanent orientation camps or forget further

participation in the exercise.

NYSC in a communiqué signed by the Chairman of its Governing Board, Chief Linus Okom, said

after 37 years of the programme, every state should be able to have a permanent orientation

camp for corps members.

According to him, no state should have an excuse of not constructing a permanent orientation

camp for corps members.

The board in a15-point communiqué issued after its retreat in Calabar, Cross River State, on

Friday, also said it would henceforth gazette names of corps members who absconded from the

exercise to prevent them from coming back for re-registration.

The communiqué which was obtained by our correspondent said the board would partner with

academic institutions to eradicate fake corps members.

Restating that the exercise remained compulsory for university and polytechnic graduates,

the board directed all the nation‘s 774 council areas to build lodges for the participants,

just as it implored each state to erect one transit camp in its capital.

The board also enjoined the Federal Government to deduct cost of building accommodation,

orientation camps and other logistics from source to facilitate the projects and to enable

the organisation to perform its statutory roles.

On rejection of corps members by their assigned employees, the board directed that

henceforth the federal, state and local government agencies should stop such refusal.

It further directed state government to offer automatic employment to all the corps members

who received state honour‘s award.

The board also deliberated on N500,000 annual subvention paid to the scheme by states and

said there was a need to review it upward in line with the economic realities.