If you are hoping to serve in Jigawa 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Jigawa state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Jigawa state for NYSC service.
Is Jigawa state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Jigawa 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 Jigawa state NYSC Orientation camp?
This is one of the finest and neatest camps in Nigeria.
It is located in a well-secured area close to an army barrack.
Specifically, the NYSC Permanent Camp is located opposite Army Barrack, Fanisua Dutse Local Government Area, Jigawa State.
They have finely built structures and the landscape is really beautiful with lots of flowers planted around the camp.
The camp has steady electricity and water supply is also constant.
The only challenge is that the internet network is not really strong in the camp, only Airtel network works fine.
Besides that, the camp is a nice ground and can accommodate a lot of corps members.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Jigawa state
The State of infrastructure for economic development such as roads, electricity, telecommunication and information technology have recently witnessed tremendous improvements through massive rehabilitation and expansion works.
With massive road rehabilitation projects already undertaken throughout the State during the last five years, coupled with efforts made towards power generation via Independent Power Platforms, and the Internet Broadband Project, investment climate in Jigawa State in terms of economic infrastructure is quite promising.
Jigawa state is one state you are definitely going to enjoy their infrastructures.
3. What is the cost of living in Jigawa state as an NYSC corps member?
The cost of living here in Jigawa state is very cheap.
Transportation is cheap, food is cheap and the cost of housing is very low.
Here, over 80% of the population is engaged in subsistence farming and animal husbandry.
Trade and commerce are undertaken on a small and medium scale, especially in agric goods, livestock and other consumer goods.
Other informal sector activities include blacksmithing, leather-works, tailoring services, auto repairs, metal works, carpentry, tanning, dyeing, food processing, masonry etc.
In summary, with your N33,000 in Jigawa state, you can buy land or even a car.
In essence, you may not even worry much if the state government does not pay corps members any monthly stipend.
4. How much does Jigawa state government pay NYSC corps members
Interestingly, Jigawa state pays corps members N5,000 monthly.
There’s also news that medical graduates and those working in hospitals receive more.
This is amazing because the cost of living in the state is so low yet the state government still appreciates the corps members in the state.
5. Is Jigawa state safe for NYSC corps members?
Jigawa is a very cool and peaceful place for NYSC service.
In fact, Jigawa State is one of the safest states in Northern Nigeria.
Although the state is bordered to the northeast by Yobe which faces insurgency time and again, Jigawa remains one of the safest northern states in Nigeria.
The Boko Haram, as well as the Fulani Herdsmen, have not been able to triumph in this state.
Therefore, serving in this state, you have a security assurance.
The only challenge is that they are very strict with their religious practice.
As a result, somethings you consider to be normal may be an offence.
To be on the safe side, please try to be cautious of your dressing (as a lady) and your affiliation with girls (as a guy).
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Jigawa state
Now that we know so much about Jigawa 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 Jigawa state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Jigawa state capital, Dutse.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Jigawa state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Jigawa state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- DANIYAN ASSOCIATES
- DEXTRON ENGINEERING PLC
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GIWA-OSAGIE DFK & COMPANY
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- JAWA INTERNATIONAL LTD
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa state
Jigawa 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa 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 Jigawa state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
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