If you are hoping to serve in Ekiti state but don’t know whether you can get a good NYSC PPA in the state, then this article is for you.
The NYSC is a period when citizens of Nigeria who are graduates of tertiary institutions, whether in Nigeria or abroad, serve Nigeria.
This service must be in Nigeria, because, during the service, you are not supposed to leave your place of service.
Also, during the service, the Nigerian government assigns you to a Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) where you will serve for one year.
This place could be a school, a hospital, a government or state parastatal, etc.
It is compulsory as a Nigerian Youth to serve the country, especially if you plan on getting a job in Nigeria or working for the Nigerian government.
At the end of the Service, a certificate is given to you, which you can add to your credentials for job applications in Nigeria.
So, if after you NYSC application, you find yourself in Ekiti state, I know you would only like to serve in the best PPA in the state.
As a result, this article presents you with a comprehensive list of some of the best NYSC PPA in Ekiti state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Ekiti state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Ekiti state for NYSC service.
Is Ekiti state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Ekiti state is a good state for NYSC, there are a lot of factors we need to consider.
This is because different people have their tastes and criteria for judging whether a state is nice for service or not.
As a result, you will not expect my judgement to be the same as yours.
With that in mind, let’s begin our judgement from the camp.
1. What is the nature of Ekiti state NYSC Orientation camp?
The Ekiti state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Owo-Emure-Ise Road, Ise, Ekiti.
This camp ground is where the 3 weeks NYSC Orientation Course takes place.
It involves physical drills, lectures and training, and social activities intended to foster interactions among Corpers
The camp is really good with nice restrooms and a beautiful environment.
The camp has a 24 hours water supply and interestingly, there are no mosquitoes in the camp.
The only problem with the camp is the lack of electricity.
Besides that, Ekiti state NYSC Orientation camp is a good place.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Ekiti state
In Ekiti State, the distribution of both Federal, State and Local Government roads are lopsided in favour of some areas at the expense of others.
Also, the supply of electricity is not even throughout the state.
While some areas lack electricity totally, some other parts of the state just have a fair share of electricity everyday.
Water supply is dependent on the number of people that have boreholes in their properties.
3. What is the cost of living in Ekiti state as an NYSC corps member?
The average cost of living in Ekiti state is cheap.
The state ranks in the top 32% of the least expensive cities in the world and 10th out of 33 in Nigeria.
The cost of housing is relatively cheap and transportation is also fair.
In addition, the cost of healthcare service in the state is low.
Since Ekiti state has a lot of farmers, the cost of food in the state is cheap.
Generally, you will not have to spend so much to take care of yourself every month.
4. How much does Ekiti state government pay NYSC corps members
Ekiti state government does not pay corpers.
So, do not expect anything from the state.
At best, you can just hope that your NYSC PPA in Ekiti state pays you while you work for them.
Otherwise, you are at the mercy of the N33,000 you receive from the federal government.
Also, there are opportunities i the state that you can harness and make money for yourself.
Just focus on solving a problem and people will pay you for the solution you proffer.
5. Is Ekiti state safe for NYSC corps members?
Ekiti safe is very safe for NYSC.
The government assures you of your security while serving in thr state.
However, you still need to take caution.
Avoid going to areas where there is a security issue.
Be vigilant and avoid walking around at night.
Ans if you must go out at night time, make sure you go in a group.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Ekiti state
Now that we know so much about Ekiti state, let’s see the different companies that accept corpers in the state.
There are many good places for your NYSC primary assignment (PPA) in Ekiti state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Ekiti state capital, Ado Ekiti.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Ekiti state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Ekiti state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- ASKAR PAINTS (NIG.) LTD
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- BEULAHLAND TRAVEL & TOURS LTD
- CBT LTD
- CHIEF AFE BABALOLA & COMPANY
- COST MODEL ASSOCIATES
- DAMOG NIGERIA LTD
- DATLEX (NIG.) LTD
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- FALANA & FALANA’S CHAMBERS
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GENERAL DATA ENGINEERING SERVICES NIGERIA PLC
- GREENWICH TRUST LTD
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- J. AJAYI PATUNOLA & COMPANY
- LASACO ASSURANCE PLC
- LAW UNION & ROCK INSURANCE PLC
- MACMILLAN NIGERIA PUBLISHERS LIMITED
- MENTOR & HOPKINS INSURANCE BROKERS LTD
- MONUMENT SECURITIE S & FINANCE LTD
- MUTUAL BENEFITS ASSURANCE PLC
- NEW ALLIANCE INSURANCE BROKERS LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- O’ LA-KLEEN HOLDINGS LTD
- ODU’A TELECOMS LTD. (Odu’aTel)
- PRIVATE NETWORKS NIG. LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- SOVEREIGN TRUST INSURANCE PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- TANTALIZERS NIG. PLC
- TECHO-QUIP LTD
- TOPE OLOYED E & COMPANY
- TRUST YIELDS SECURITIES LTD
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- WEMA BANK PLC
- ZENITH BANK PLC
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Ekiti state?
The process of hiring for many companies does not change because you are a corps member.
Although they will cut you some slack, that does not mean they will overlook everything else.
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 Ekiti state
Ekiti state NYSC will give you a posting letter to a predetermined PPA within the state.
Although, I have witnessed cases where those who have issues may choose to relocate to a new PPA.
Normally, NYSC does not encourage relocations away from your PPA, 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 PPA or away from an LGA is if you have a physical disability, illness, security or accommodation problem.
If you have any of the aforementioned issues, they may honour your request to relocate.
To get through the best NYSC PPA of your choice in Ekiti state, you have to write an application letter to them.
In your letter, you have to state that you are a corper and then mention other reasons why they should hire you.
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.
Note 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 Ekiti 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 Ekiti 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 Ekiti state for your NYSC service.
Getting a good PPA will put you in 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
And if there is any new update in Ekiti state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.