If you are hoping to serve in Katsina 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 your NYSC application, you find yourself in Katsina 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 Katsina state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Katsina state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Katsina state for NYSC service.
Is Katsina state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Katsina 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 Katsina state NYSC Orientation camp?
The address to this location is Youth Multi-purpose Centre/ NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Mani Road, Katsina State.
It’s among the best Orientation Camps in Nigeria.
What makes it so special is that it has an interlocked parade ground that makes parade and other drills very interesting.
That’s not all, it is also dust, mud free as well as photo friendly.
The security level in this camp is very high, thereby ensuring the safety of Corp Members.
There is enough room for religious activities without bias.
Hostel accommodation here is very comfortable.
The female hostels are especially very beautiful and have good scenes for taking pictures.
Interestingly, the camp just passed through renovations in 2020, making its beauty to stand out.
That’s not all Market, the mami market is also on point.
You may not need to worry if you forgot anything as you can get almost anything in this camp market.
The interesting part of the market is that things are not not so expensive.
I could go on to talk about this camp, but let’s cut the gist here so that I don’t spoil all the surprises you’d meet.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Katsina state
Katsina state has a fair share of good infrastructures like roads, water and electricity supply.
However, this is not spread throughout the state.
It is mostly those who stay in towns that get to benefit from using better infrastructures.
As for internet connectivity, the strength of network signals may vary depending on your location.
3. What is the cost of living in Katsina state as an NYSC corps member?
The cost of living in Katsina is very affordable, making it one of the cheapest states to live in Nigeria.
Food and transportation is very cheap as well as the cost of healthcare services.
The only expensive item may be the cost of housing.
Those in the town areas gets to pay more for housing than those in rural areas.
4. How much does Katsina state government pay NYSC corps members
Katsina state pays corpers up to 4,000 every month.
So, serving in this state gives you the leverage to earn extra money from the state government.
Also, if you are lucky to get an NYSC PPA in Katsina that pays you, you’ll be on cruise mode.
5. Is Katsina state safe for NYSC corps members?
Security is seriously an issue in Katsina in this present time.
The state has recently been ravaged by bandits who engage in wanton killings and destruction of properties.
Farmers can’t go to their farm in peace as they fear that they will be attacked.
Also, students in schools are being kidnapped in this state.
There were lots of these occurrences in 2020 and that has not been resolved yet.
Although the state government will assure corps members of their safety in the state, you still have to play your part.
You must be vigilant and avoid anything that will make you a target in the state.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Katsina state
Now that we know so much about Katsina 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 Katsina state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Katsina state capital, Katsina.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Katsina state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Katsina state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- ADAMBE RUGS and CARPETS NIG. LTD
- APT SECURITIES AND FUNDS LTD
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- DANA GROUP
- DANA STEEL LTD
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- 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
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- HAMADA CARPETS NIG. LTD
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- KATSINA STATE INVESTMENT & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC
- PRIVATE NETWORKS NIG. LTD
- RAHUSA VENTURES NIG. LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- STERLING BANK PLC
- TIDDO SECURITIES LTD
- TOWER ASSETS MANAGEMENT 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 Katsina 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 Katsina state
Katsina 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 Katsina 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 Katsina 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 Katsina 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 Katsina 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 Katsina state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
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