If you are hoping to serve in Niger 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 Niger 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 Niger state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Niger state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Niger state for NYSC service.
Is Niger state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Niger 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 Niger state NYSC Orientation camp?
Niger state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Former Abubakar, Dada Senior Secondary School, Paiko, Niger State.
This camp and its facilities need serious renovations.
The environment is a total no.
From the hostels to the bathroom, the parade ground and the clinic… everything needs renovation.
The poor state of the bunks and the mattresses is nothing to write home about.
As for the weather condition, it’s very cold in the night and early morning but very hot during the day.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Niger state?
Infrastructures in Niger state generally is okay in most places.
The roads are nice and there is constant electricity probably because of the presence of Kainji power generating station in the state.
Water too is not an issue as there is pipe bourn water in many parts of the state.
At the same time, many people have their own boreholes as a substitute.
When it comes to network connectivity, that will depend on the area you live in.
So, it’s best you check the network in the area you wish to rent a house.
3. What is the cost of living in Niger state as an NYSC corps member?
The cost of renting a house in Niger state will depend on the location.
While houses may be expensive in Minna, which is the state capital, some other places are cheap.
Food is abundant in Niger state especially yam.
You can stock up your kitchen with a lot of foodstuffs with just a little money.
Transportation and healthcare services are also affordable.
You can get to anywhere within the state foe so little.
So, you don’t have to worry about spending so much to have a good life in Niger state.
4. How much does Niger state government pay NYSC corps members?
Unfortunately, Niger state does not pay corps members any stipends at all.
So, you have to manage the monthly allowance from the federal government.
Otherwise, you will have to call home or get yourself a side hustle.
5. Is Niger state safe for NYSC corps members?
Niger State is a haven for peace and offers overall safe neighbourhoods.
Famous for being a tourism state, Niger state houses the four major hydroelectric dams in Nigeria including the well known Kainji Dam.
The state is one of the safest states in the northern part of Nigeria and is also the Power State.
List of Companies that Accept NYSC Corps Members in Niger State
Now that we know so much about Niger 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 Niger state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Niger state capital, Minna.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Niger state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Niger state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- AFRICAN PAINTS (NIGERIA) PLC
- ASO SAVINGS and LOANS PLC
- BAKAT-HELVETICA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- CHRIST KINGDOM GLOBAL LTD
- COSMIC FO AM & CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (NIG.) LTD
- DANA GROUP
- DANA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- DRAGETANOS CONSTRUCTION (NIG.) LTD
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EQUATOR MEDICS INTERNATIONAL LTD
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FEEDTECH LTD
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FINMAL FINANCE SERVICES LTD
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GAMJI-TEC GROUP of COMPANIES
- GONGONI COMPANY LIMITED
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- HAMAZ COMMUNICATIONS LTD
- HASSAN BABA & COMPANY
- JAWA INTERNATIONAL LTD
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- LAW UNION & ROCK INSURANCE PLC
- LEADWAY PENSURE PFA LIMITED
- N.N. FEMS INDUSTRIES LTD
- NEWS ENGINEERING NIG. LTD
- NEXUS MICROFINANCE BANK LTD
- NIGER STATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- NIGERITE LIMITED
- OLUSOLA ADEKANO LA & COMPANY GROUP
- OS IQUIP NIG. LTD
- PREMIER SEED NIG. LTD
- PREMIUM PENSION LIMITED
- PRIVATE NETWORKS NIG. LTD
- QUEENSWAY ALUMINIUM COMPANY LTD
- ROYAL CERAMICS LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- SARO AGROSCIENCES LTD
- SERVIPOWER COMPANY LTD
- SHELTER CLAY PRODUCTS LTD
- SHIRORO HOTEL LTD
- THE CANDEL COMPANY LTD
- TOPE OLOYED E & COMPANY
- UNION ADHESIVE and CHEMICAL CO LTD
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- UNITY BANK PLC
- V. I.P. INDUSTRIES LTD
- VINNA INVESTMENTS LTD
- W. J. BUSH & COMPANY (NIG.) LTD
- WEMA BANK PLC
- ZENITH BANK PLC
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Niger 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 Niger state
Niger 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 Niger 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 Niger 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 Niger 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 Niger 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 Niger state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
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