Corps Members Express Displeasure Over Poor State Of Camp Facilities

Due to the general poor state of facilities at the NYSC FCT Orientation camp in Kubwa, some of the Batch ‘C’ corps members have resorted to using the near-by bush as toilets.

The FCT NYSC Coordinator, Mr Frank Ekpunobi, who had made several appeals for the rehabilitation of the camp, said that it required urgent attention so as to reduce the stress corps members face, which includes road network, and poor sanitary conditions.

Most of the corps members expressed surprise that a camp in the nation’s capital was left to rot away. According to Faith Odinaka, a corps member, the toilets at the camp apart from being dirty, are unkempt, the facilities are also over stretched as the number of the corps members are always on the increase.

“I was expecting to see a state of the art camp, since it is in the FCT but I was shocked to find that apart from the toilets, the road network, the kitchen and dining hall are in terrible shape,” she said.

She called on the FCT authority to come to the aid of the camp so that the corps members would enjoy their stay at the camp. Fadila Zakari, who praised the efforts of the NYSC FCT officials in ameliorating the unfavourable living condition of the camp, accused the FCT Administration of neglecting the camp.

“My concern is health situation, if care is not taken at the end of the day, some corps members will end up at the hospital because you cannot rule out epidemic outbreak.”

This sad tale is not only restricted to the FCT as there are also reports of complaints in some orientation camps across the country which also describe the deplorable living conditions of corps members.

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