On Saturday, 7th July, Batch ‘B’ members of the National Youth Service Corps staged a protest, at the Zang Commercial Secondary School, venue of the orientation programme in Plateau State. The corps members seized the opportunity of the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Nnamdi. Okere-Affia’s visit to the camp to bare their minds.
However, the NYSC DG, while addressing the corps members said, “I have directed that redeployment letters be given at the end of the orientation programme to those who want to go. However, for those that want to stay, we are liaising with the state government to ensure that they are not posted to restive areas.”
The DG therefore advised the Plateau State NYSC coordinator to expedite action on the order so that they could be released as soon as the camping programme was over.
The state has once again appeared in the news, with incidents of civil unrest reported – the latest being the attack on nine (9) villages around Yirom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas, which has so far left over twenty people dead.