Being posted to Bayelsa state for your service is one thing, but getting the best PPA that accepts corpers and pays well is something else.
If you have just been posted to serve in Bayelsa state and you are looking for the best companies that accept corpers, then read this article to the end.
One thing you should consider before you even think of getting the best PPA in Bayelsa state is getting to know the state.
You need to know what you’re getting into and how to manage yourself.
This article will help you with the basic information you need to know about serving in Bayelsa state.
You will know what to expect from the state and also find a list of the best PPAs that accept corpers in Bayelsa state.
Is Bayelsa state good for NYSC service?
Upon arriving at Bayelsa state, the first place you will have to go to is your NYSC orientation camp.
Because the Bayelsa state permanent NYSC orientation camp is still under construction, they, are currently using a temporary location.
The address of the NYSC orientation camp in Bayelsa state is “Kaiama Grammar School, Kaiama, Kolokoma-Opokuma Loca Government Area.
Your orientation camp should give you the first impression of whether Bayelsa state is a good state for NYSC service or not.
But to conclude whether Bayelsa state is a good state (or not) for NYSC service will vary from one person to another.
That is because different corps members have different criteria for measuring how good a state is for service.
But in general, let’s consider some of the major things all corpers have an interest in.
1. What is the environment like in Bayelsa state?
If you are going to serve in Bayelsa state, then expect to see more rainfall than you have seen anywhere else in Nigeria.
The place is a riverine area and attracts a lot of rainfall throughout the year.
A major challenge that you may face as a result of this is that your clothes will not dry quickly when you wash them.
So, you must devise a means of monitoring your clothes until they dry or take them inside just before the rain comes.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Bayelsa state
Bayelsa state is mostly riverine as a result, they have fewer road networks.
But the condition of their roads is fair enough since the last time I checked.
When it comes to electricity supply, it’s not all that stable probably because of the incessant rainfall.
Internet connectivity may be a problem especially for those who stay deep in villages across waters.
So, to be on a safe side, go there with more than one SIM card so that you can be certain not to be shut out of the world entirely.
3. What is the cost of living in Bayelsa state as an NYSC corps member?
The people of Bayelsa state are mostly fishermen but they still engage in some farming activities.
What this means is that food is cheap in the state, so you will not have to spend so much to eat good food.
The cost of housing and transportation around the state is also reasonable.
It’s very easy to find a vehicle going to your destination.
For those who will be posted to villages across the water bodies, you will have to go to a river port to board a boat.
4. How much does Bayelsa state government pay NYSC corps members
Bayelsa state is one of the best states for NYSC service in terms of how much they pay corps members.
The state government pays NYSC corps members a total of N60,000 at the end of their service year.
If you break this amount down to the 12 months you have to spend in the state, you will discover that it is calculated at N5,000 per month.
You may see their method of payment as a good thing or a bad thing depending on how urgent you need money.
But I think it’s a good idea for corps members in the state to have huge cash in their bank account while they retire to their various states or start a life in Bayelsa.
5. Is Bayelsa state safe for NYSC corps members?
Even though Bayelsa state is a very nice place to do your NYSC service, it still has some security issues.
According to the police commissioner of the state in a news report, cultism and drug-related crimes are the major problems of the state.
Although, they are working really hard to get to the end of them.
Another security issue troubling the state is the problem of piracy on waterbodies.
Pirates attack boats travelling to the riverine villages and steal all their valuables.
In 2019, NYSC threatened to stop sending corpers to Bayelsa after receiving a heartbreaking report.
Some hoodlums invaded a corps members’ lodge in Yenagoa, the state capital and killed two corps members and left several others injured.
But like I mentioned earlier, the police department of the state is work very hard to curb the repetition of such.
One of the best things you can do for yourself if you have a PPA in Bayelsa state is to stay safe.
Avoid moving around at night and if you are travelling on water, move at peak periods when you have a lot of boats travelling.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Bayelsa state
Now that we know the condition of Bayelsa state, let’s see the different companies that accept corpers in the state.
There are many good places for primary assignment in Bayelsa state, although most of the best NYSC PPA are located in Yenagoa.
Depending on your field, you can research for a good PPA in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
In alphabetical order, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that accept corpers in Bayelsa state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- CAPITAL EXPRESS INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- CAPITAL EXPRESS SECURITIES LTD
- CASH CRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD
- CENTURY ENERGY SERVICES LTD
- CITY-CODE SAVINGS & LOANS LTD
- CITY-CODE TRUST & INVESTMENT CO. LTD
- CRUSHED ROCK INDUSTRIES (NIGERIA) LTD
- CRYSTALIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EMMA WIKE & PARTNERS
- EQUATOR CAPITAL LTD
- F & C COMPANY LTD
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GABIMO HOLDINGS LTD
- GLOBAL SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL COMPANY LTD
- GOLDLlNK INSURANCE PLC
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- HEROES FURNITURE LTD
- HULL BLYTH NIGERIA LIMITED
- HYDRO CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING CO. LTD
- INSURANCE PHB
- INVESTMENTS AND ALLlED ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- JULIUS BERGER NIGERIA PLC
- LAW UNION & ROCK INSURANCE PLC
- LEADWAY ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- LEADWAY PENSURE PFA LIMITED
- LINKAGE ASSURANCE PLC
- MANUFACTURING & MARKETING COMPANY (NIGERIA) LTD
- MEDIPLAN HEALTHCARE LTD
- MEGASTAR TECHNICAL & CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD
- MUTUAL BENEFITS ASSURANCE PLC
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- NJABA VENTURES LTD
- OLUTOYL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT and SERVICES LTD
- RABB ONI TECH LTD
- REWARDS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD
- ROK PROJECTS LTD
- SIMBABE BALLOONS & ACCESSORIES LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- SOVEREIGN TRUST INSURANCE PLC
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- WEMA BANK PLC
- YAMAHA/ALMARINE (Div. of John Holt Plc)
- ZENITH BANK PLC
How to apply to these companies to accept your NYSC PPA request
To apply to these companies, the first thing you have to do is to get their contact or someone who you can talk to for guidance.
A good way to get contact is by visiting their website, if they have one, or walk into the place physically.
This is the best time to make Google your friend until you find an email or phone number that will be helpful in your quest.
Most of the companies in our list have their head office in Yenagoa which happens to be one of the best parts of the state.
If you stay in Yenagoa it will be easier to get to any of the listed companies as it is the state capital.
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Bayelsa state?
The first thing most companies look out for is your academic qualification.
With a first-class or a second class upper result, you will automatically become a hot cake ready for hire.
But it will do you much good is your course of study tallies with what the available position in the company.
For instance, a person who studied financial accounting and graduated with a good result will be preferable in a bank or accounting department of a firm
There are other requirements, and they are mostly soft skills. They include;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Ability to use a computer well
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good morals
If you have any other certification or qualities that will be enticing to your employer, then add them in your application.
How to get the Best PPA to accept you during your NYSC service in Bayelsa state
Normally, you will get a posting letter to your primary place of assignment, however, those who have issues may choose to relocate.
Normally, NYSC does not encourage relocations, so make sure you read the NYSC rules and regulations to make sure you do not default.
Some of the challenges for which NYSC will accept your request to relocate to another LGA is if you have a physical disability, illness, security or accommodation problem.
To apply to any company of choice, you have to write an application letter to them.
In your letter, you have to state that you are a corper and you have what it takes to contribute to the company or firm.
Make sure you submit your application alongside photocopies of necessary documents including your credentials, results and certificates.
If the company accepts you, you will have to collect a request letter from them which you will present to NYSC as an alternative for the previous PPA.
Not that the current PPA you are trying to move away from must reject you before you present the request letter.
It will take some days up to two weeks before your new PPA will reflect on your NYSC portal.
Summary of the best PPA for services in Bayelsa state
Your service year is an avenue to make good connections, gain exposure and learn from other cultures.
So, if you happen to be posted to Bayelsa state, it will do you good to explore the state as much as you can.
But the best thing you can do for yourself is to make sure you get a good PPA in Bayelsa state for your NYSC service.
Getting a good PPA will put you a place where you will get better exposure and also make more money.
In the end, you may be retained in the company depending on your performance, and I believe you will like to be retained in a good company.
Remember not to limit yourself and explore all available options.
Good luck in your service year.