If you are hoping to serve in Sokoto state but don’t know whether you can get a good NYSC PPA in the state, then this article is for you.
The NYSC program is a period when citizens of Nigeria who are graduates of tertiary institutions, whether in Nigeria or abroad, serve Nigeria.
As part of the requirements of the program, the Nigerian government through the NYSC body assigns you to a Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) where you will serve for one year.
The PPA may be a school, a hospital, a government or state parastatal, or even a private company.
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.
During the service year, you are not supposed to leave your primary place of assignment for whatever reason without permission from your local government inspector.
At the end of the service, your discharge certificate would be 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 Sokoto 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 Sokoto state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Sokoto state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Sokoto state for NYSC service.
Is Sokoto state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Sokoto 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 Sokoto state NYSC Orientation camp?
The Sokoto state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Wamakko, Wamakko Local Govt Area, Sokoto State.
The camp is located in a serene environment with good roads leading there both from the airport and Motor park.
It’s a very popular area so you’ll definitely not miss your road.
At night and early morning, it gets really cold, that is, from 8pm to about 10am in the morning.
The sun is also very bright, in fact, the weather here is always extreme.
In addition, the parade ground is very dusty especially during parades so if you have problems with it, endeavor to report to the Medical Team or wear a face mask.
Ensure you enter the camp with sweaters, blankets, hand gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses because you may be needing them.
The camp is very neat and spacious and it also has a lot of in-camp facilities.
The hostel rooms are spacious with good ventilation and a constant supply of electricity and water.
Camping in Sokoto state will definitely leave you with sweet memories.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Sokoto state?
The condition of infrastructures in Sokoto state is really commendable.
Sokoto state has some very fine roads and electricity is fairly constant, especially in towns.
There is water supply from boreholes, wells, as well as water pumps.
Although, much still needs to be done to ensure that the state has better infrastructures across every local government and villages.
3. What is the cost of living in Sokoto state as an NYSC corps member?
Most of the people living in Sokoto state are into one form of agribusiness or another.
As a result, the average income of individuals living in the state is low.
At the same time, the cost of living in Sokoto state is very low.
The state suffers from a lack of proper public transport system.
As a result, transport within the city (when not by foot) is mainly by mopeds which operate as one-person taxis.
If there is a need to carry more than one person, then there are tricycles that will take you to your destination, still at a cheap price as mopeds.
Buses and taxis are infrequent and are generally used only for transport between cities.
Housing cost is incredibly low, food is very cheap and healthcare services are very affordable.
Serving is Sokoto state will not require you to spend a fortune, there you may want to consider it.
4. How much does Sokoto state government pay NYSC corps members?
Sokoto State pays N4,000 to corps members and N9,000 to those working in the state hospital.
So, if you have a medical degree, you will get to enjoy extra benefits from serving here.
This money will go a long way for you since the cost of living in the state is very cheap.
But always remember to save and invest some of it if you have to.
No one can tell how soon the rainy days will come.
5. Is Sokoto state safe for NYSC corps members?
Sokoto is very peaceful. It’s one of the safest cities in Nigeria.
However it is very conservative and the people are quite religious.
Don’t expect a very liberal attitude with approaching females and consuming alcohol.
When elections are near, thr state can be quite volatile and you need to avoid the trouble spots close to political party offices and top politicians houses.
Otherwise it’s quite safe for NYSC service.
List of companies that accept NYSC corps members in Sokoto state
Now that we know so much about Sokoto 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 Sokoto state, and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Sokoto state capital, Sokoto.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Sokoto state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Sokoto state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- APT SECURITIES AND FUNDS LTD
- ARIZONA TRADING LTD
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- BANKSWAY INTERNATIONAL LTD
- CEMENT COMPANY OF NORTHERN NIGERIA PLC
- DANSA FOODS LTD
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EXECUTIVE GUARDS LTD
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GAP SIGNS PUBLICITY LTD
- GENTECH POWER SUPPLY NIGERIA LTD
- GIGINYA HOTEL LTD., SOKOTO
- GONGONI COMPANY LIMITED
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- HASSAN BABA & COMPANY
- INTERCONTINENTAL WAPIC INSURANCE PLC
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- LABANA GLOBAL VENTURES LTD
- LAW UNION & ROCK INSURANCE PLC
- LEADWAY ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- LEADWAY PENSURE PFA LIMITED
- MACMILLAN NIGERIA PUBLISHERS LIMITED
- MADUNKA INTERNATIONAL LTD
- MOTHERCAT LTD
- MULTISHIELD LTD
- NEIMETH INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LTD
- NIGERIAN LIFE & PROVIDENT COMPANY LIMITED
- NIGERIAN TELEVISION AUTHORITY (NTA)
- PRIVATE NETWORKS NIGERIA LTD
- ROCK & POWER ENGINEERING LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- STAR PAPER MILL LIMITED
- STERLING BANK PLC
- TIDDO SECURITIES LTD
- UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
- UBA PENSION CUSTODIAN LIMITED
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNION REGISTRARS LIMITED
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- UNITY BANK PLC
- V. I.P. INDUSTRIES LTD
- W . J. BUSH & COMPANY (NIG.) LTD
- WEMA BANK PLC
- WEST AFRICAN SEASONING CO. LTD
- YAMAHA/ALMARINE (Div. of John Holt Plc)
- ZENITH BANK PLC
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Sokoto 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 Sokoto state
Sokoto 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 Sokoto 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 Sokoto 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 Sokoto 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 Sokoto 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 Sokoto state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.
nBelow is a list of other NYSC PPAs in other states in Nigeria;