If you are hoping to serve in Gombe 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 Gombe 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 Gombe state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Gombe state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Gombe state for NYSC service.
Is Gombe state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Gombe 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 Gombe state NYSC Orientation camp?
Gombe state currently uses a temporary NYSC Orientation Camp located at Science Technical College, Amada, KM 21, Gombe-Bauchi Highway, Near International Airport, Gombe State.
The camp has enough security agencies there like that of Army, NDLEA and other collaborative agencies.
So, it’s a very safe place for your 3 weeks camping exercise.
The environment is pretty much a desert with few trees and patches of shrubs.
So the soil is really dusty in the dry season.
The toilets and bathrooms are just fair, but they still need some rehabilitation.
Electricity provision here is just for you to be able to walk around your hostel at night and very early in the morning.
As a result, you will have to charge your gadgets in the mami market.
Overall, Gombe state camp is nice for NYSC camp.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Gombe state
Gombe state collects the lowest revenue in the north and the federation but roads in the state capital and other towns cut across nearly every street and corner.
The streets look dusty during the dry season but it’s very clean during the raining season.
Electricity supply in the state is fair and a power generating station in on its way.
Water is not an issue in the state as there are wells and a few boreholes for to solve that.
If you are an avid online user, you may find some parts of Gombe state favourable for the network provider you use while other places may not be in your favour.
Overall, Gombe state has a beautiful environment you’d love to see for yourself.
3. What is the cost of living in Gombe state as an NYSC corps member?
The coat of living in Gombe state is very low.
You will not have to spend so much in a single month.
This is partly because the state is a low income state and almost everyone is trying to earn a living from agriculture.
The cost of housing in the state is very low and you spend almost nothing for basic utilities.
There is a fair supply of electricity in some areas while water supply is from wells are privately owned boreholes.
In most cases, you may see men selling water in a truck containing at least ten 20 – 25 litres containers.
The cost of transportation is very cheap here, including the cost of restaurants, healthcare, sports and leisure.
For the most part, the cost of food is also cheap because it’s an agrarian state.
So, you will not have to spend so much on food every month.
4. How much does Gombe state government pay NYSC corps members
Gombe state does not pay corps members any dime for serving in the state.
So, do not expect that you will get any stipends from the state government.
However, you may be lucky to get a PPA in Gombe state that will pay you for your NYSC service with them.
Otherwise, you are at the mercy of the N33,000 from the federal government and any other stipends you get from home or a side hustle.
5. Is Gombe state safe for NYSC corps members?
Safety is a very crucial and important question to ask especially when it has to do with Northern Nigeria states.
Gombe state shares borders with all three north-eastern states affected by Bokoharam insurgency – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
The state itself has also experienced attacks by Boko Haram in the past and shares the aforementioned risk factors for violent extremism.
However, like Bauchi, it has not seen escalated levels of violence.
Even at that, you still need to be very cautious in the state.
Villages are more vulnerable to attacks than towns.
But, hopefully, the government is doing all it can to curb the security issues in the state.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Gombe state
Now that we know so much about Gombe 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 Gombe state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Gombe state capital, Gombe.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Gombe state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Gombe state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- APT SECURITIES AND FUNDS LTD
- APT PENSION FUND MANAGERS LIMITED
- ASCON OIL COMPANY LTD
- ASHAKACEM PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- DANSA FOODS LTD
- DEKIT CONSTRUCTION LTD
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- DIZENGOFF WEST AFRICA (NIGERIA) LTD
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EXECUTIVE GUARDS LTD
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FINMAL FINANCE SERVICES LTD
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- G. U. OKEKE & SONS LTD
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- HAMAZ COMMUNICATIONS LTD
- HYUN SUNG HYDRAULIC MACHINERY CO. (NIG.) LTD
- INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- PIPELINES and PRODUCTS MARKETING COMPANY LIMITED (PPMC)
- SIGMA SECURITIES LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- SPRINGFIELD AGRO LTD
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- STAR PAPER MILL LIMITED
- THE CANDEL COMPANY LTD
- TIDDO SECURITIES LTD
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- W. J. BUSH & COMPANY (NIG.) LTD
- WEMA BANK PLC
- YANKARI INSURANCE LIMITED
- YANKARI SAVINGS and LOANS LTD
- ZENITH BANK PLC
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Gombe 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 Gombe state
Gombe 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 Gombe 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 Gombe 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 Gombe 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 Gombe 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 Gombe state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.