If you are hoping to serve in Kogi 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 Kogi 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 Kogi state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Kogi state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Kogi state for NYSC service.
Is Kogi state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Kogi 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 Kogi state NYSC Orientation camp?
Kogi state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Asaya, Kabba Local Government Area, Kogi State.
The camp is basically a large expanse of land with a few buildings serving as hostels, bathrooms, clinic etc.
The camp experiences extreme weather conditions as it is located in a mountainous region.
One challenge with this camp is that they only have pit latrines.
So, if you are not comfortable with that, then you need to start planning your alternatives.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Kogi state
Most of th federal roads in Kogi state are in deplorable state.
It has been hellish for motorists and passengers travelling along Lokoja -Okene-Lagos-Abuja expressway, connecting the Southwest.
Also, Lokoja- Obajana- kabba- Ilorin road in kwara State and Ajaokuta- Itobe road, connecting the Southeast are equally deplorable.
Motorists are stranded randomly in Okene, and it’s environs following gridlocks occasioned by impassable roads.
The situation really calls for an immediate government intervention.
Electricity supply in the state is only partial with those in towns having more supply than those in rural areas.
Water supply is mostly from privately owned boreholes and wells.
And network is connectivity depends on your network provider and the area you find yourself.
3. What is the cost of living in Kogi state as an NYSC corps member?
The cost of living in Kogi state is rather expensive when you compare it with the average monthly salary of people living in the state.
Cost of housing is expensive while transportation is high due to the state of roads and frequent congestion.
While food items may be relatively low, cost of healthcare services is high.
So, if you are posted to serve in Kogi state, you must learn how to manage your funds.
4. How much does Kogi state government pay NYSC corps members
Unfortunately, Kogi state government does not pay NYSC corps members any kobo.
What this means is that you will have to depend only on the monthly N33,000 from the federal government.
Otherwise, you’ll have to call home for support or start a side hustle.
I prefer you go for the later so that you don’t get to put more weight on your parents after school.
Alternatively, you can hope that your NYSC PPA in Kogi state will pay you as you work for them.
5. Is Kogi state safe for NYSC corps members?
While overall we may consider Kogi state to be safe for corpers, we cannot write off the fact that there are security issues in some areas of the state.
In the past, there are records of unknown gunmen attacks, kidnappings ans killings.
While the government is working really hard to end these crimes, you have a role to play.
As much as you can, avoid walking outside late at night.
Also, make sure you are always walking in a group especially along lonely paths.
In addition to all these, ensure you take all necessary precautions that will guarantee your safety throughout your service year.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Kogi state
Now that we know so much about Kogi 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 Kogi state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Kogi state capital, Lokoja.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Kogi state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Kogi state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- ANAMIKE NIGERIA LTD
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- D ANIYAN ASSOCIATES
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- DIZENGOFF WEST AFRICA (NIGERIA) LTD
- DURO SOlEYE HOSPITALS
- EAGLE TRANSPORT COMPANY LTD
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- ETERNIT LIMITED
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC
- JOHN HOLT D ISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- JONATEX & COMPANY NIGERIA LTD
- LEADWAY PENSURE PFA LIMITED
- MACMILLAN NIGERIA PUBLISHERS LIMITED
- NANET HOTELS LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- OLUSOLA ADEKANO LA & COMPANY GROUP
- RISKPLAN INSURANCE BROKERS LTD
- SDEM ERECTORS NIG. LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- STAR PAPER MILL LIMITED
- THE GRAND MIRAGE HOTEL, ABUJA
- TIDE E XPRESS LINK LTD
- UHY MAAJI and COMPANY
- 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 Kogi 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 Kogi state
Kogi 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 Kogi 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 Kogi 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 Kogi 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 Kogi 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 Kogi state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
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