If you are hoping to serve in Kwara 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 Kwara 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 Kwara state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Kwara state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Kwara state for NYSC service.
Is Kwara state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Kwara 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 Kwara state NYSC Orientation camp?
Kwara state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, Kwara State.
Yikpata is a natural camp, no fences, no borders, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t being watched.
There are soldiers everywhere guarding you as your security is a priority.
This camp used to be one of the worst camps in the past, but a lot has improved.
In the past, this camp used to have serious water problems and the hostels were also dilapidated as well as the toilets and bathrooms.
But, like I said, it’s now in the past as recent corps members have confirmed the current constant supply of water.
Also, the camp is undergoing some serious renovations as some hostels are now better than before.
So, I will advise that you arrive at the camp early enough so that you will get a decent accommodation.
One more thing, if you are not used to very hot weather conditions, then you may find the weather condition in the camp really harsh.
So, prepare for what lies ahead.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Kwara state
The state of infrastructures in Kwara state is not so bad, at least the roads are not terrible.
However, you may experience a lot of traffic, especially in Ilorin, due to parking problems and traffic wardens.
Electricity supply is fairly constant in most parts of the state while water supply depends on the number of privately owned boreholes in the area.
Finally, internet network connectivity totally depends on your internet provider as well as your area.
3. What is the cost of living in Kwara state as an NYSC corps member?
Prices for several things in Kwara state, especially in Ilorin, are cheaper than you can ever imagine.
Ilorin is the capital city of Kwara state and it is a blessed city with beautiful attractions, great educational facilities, natural resources, historical relics and health facilities for the residents.
The city has no shortage of opportunities, the number of companies and businesses has boosted because the boundless business culture makes it an illustrious city for entrepreneurs and investors.
Those who live here get anything they want since the city offers plenty ways to live cheaply.
Housing is affordable, it is incredibly inexpensive to rent an apartment.
Also food and healthcare services are amazing cheap too.
So, living in Kwara state, you will not have to spend so much to live a standard life.
4. How much does Kwara state government pay NYSC corps members
The government of Kwara state does not pay corpers any stipends.
As a result, you have to manage whatever you have to fend for yourself throughout your service year.
You may want to take up a job or start your own business in the state since the economy of the state supports that.
Otherwise, you will have to call home more often or pray that your NYSC PPA in Kwara state pay you every month.
5. Is Kwara state safe for NYSC corps members?
You may have the notion that Kwara state is not safe because it is in the northern part of Nigeria.
And we all know the height of crises and insecurity bewildering the northern states.
Well, that is not the case because Kwara state is just a gateway to the north.
It is in the north central region and it is populated by 90% Yoruba folks and 10% other tribes.
So, you don’t need to be scared of serving in Kwara state.
In the state, you will find nice, simple and sophisticated people there.
However, you still need to be careful so that you don’t fall victim to unfortunate circumstances.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Kwara state
Now that we know so much about Kwara 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 Kwara state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Kwara state capital, Ilorin.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Kwara state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Kwara state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- ADEBAYO ADELODUN & CO
- ADEGBOYEGA AWOMOLO & ASSOCIATES
- ANAMIKE NIGERIA LTD
- AIR LlQUIDE NIGERIA PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- BAYO OJO & COMPANY
- BILL AND CHEMICALS and PAINTS INDUSTRIES
- BIOMEDICAL SERVICES CO. LTD
- BRIAN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS LTD
- CAPITAL EXPRESS INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- CAPITAL EXPRESS SECURITIES LTD
- CASHCRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD
- CHELLARAMS PLC
- CHURCHGATE GROUP
- CONFIDENCE MICROFINANCE BANK LTD
- COSMIC INSURANCE BROKERS LTD
- CRYSTALIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- DIZENGOFF WEST AFRICA (NIGERIA) LTD
- DOYIN PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
- DURACLEAN GROUP OF COMPANIES
- E & O POWER and EQUIPMENT LEASING LTD
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EQUITY ASSURANCE PLC
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- FLEXMORE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
- GENERAL DATA ENGINEERING SERVICES NIGERIA PLC
- GONGONI COMPANY LIMITED
- GUINEA INSURANCE PLC
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- INTERCONTINENTAL WAPIC INSURANCE PLC
- INTERNATIONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD
- INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO COMPANY PLC
- JAFCO INDUSTRIES LIMITED
- JAWA INTERNATIONAL LTD
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- KAM INDUSTRIES NIGERIA LTD
- KWARA HOTELS LTD
Additional companies that accept corps members in Kwara state
- LASACO ASSURANCE PLC
- LAW UNION & ROCK INSURANCE PLC
- LEADWAY ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- LEADWAY PENSURE PFA LIMITED
- LONGMAN NIGERIA PLC
- LUBCON LTD
- MACMILLAN NIGERIA PUBLISHERS LIMITED
- MAYS SA INTERNATIONAL NIG. LTD
- MURTY ASSOCIATES
- N.N. FEMS INDUSTRIES LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- NIGERIA ENGINEERING WORKS LIMITED
- NIGERIAN BOTTLING COMPANY PLC
- NIGERIAN LAW PUBLICATIONS LIMITED
- NIGERITE LIMITED
- NIYI OSHE (SAN) & COMPANY
- O’ LA-KLEEN HOLDINGS LTD
- ODUDU & COMPANY
- OLU PROFESSIONAL PHOTO COLOUR LAB. LTD
- OLUSOLA ADEKANO LA & COMPANY GROUP
- OTARU, OTAR U & COMPANY
- OVERLAND AIRWAYS LTD
- PEACE TIDINGS VENTURES LTD
- PREMIER SEED NIG. LTD
- PRIVATE NETWORKS NIG. LTD
- SEVEN-UP BOTTLING COMPANY PLC
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- SUPERCOR INDUSTRIES LTD
- UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- UNIVERSITY PRESS PLC
- WEMA BANK PLC
- WINTECK (NIGERIA) LTD
- WISE HEALTH SERVICES LTD
- XP RESS PARTNERS LTD
- YUSUF O. All & COMPANY
- ZENITH BANK PLC
- ZENON LABORATORIES and CHEMICAL IND. LTD
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Kwara 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 Kwara state
Kwara 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 Kwara 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 Kwara 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 Kwara 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 Kwara 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 Kwara state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
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