If you are hoping to serve in Yobe 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 Yobe 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 Yobe state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Yobe state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Yobe state for NYSC service.
Is Yobe state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Yobe 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 Yobe state NYSC Orientation camp?
The Yobe state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Dazigau is located at KM 5 Potiskum-Kano Road, Nangere Local Government Area, Yobe State.
The place is very spacious and the hostels are neat.
As for the toilets, they are a bit weird but nothing too bad while the bathroom has showers.
In Yobe camp, there is an adequate supply of power and water.
If there should be a shortcoming in this camp, then it would be the lack of strong network signals from virtually all service providers.
Also, the clinic needs some serious orientation and improvement.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Yobe state?
The state of infrastructures in Yobe state is not really something to be proud of in this age.
Most of the roads in the state are in the deplorable state while many are impassable.
Electricity supply in the state favours those who live in towns than those staying in villages.
In fact, there are some villages that barely have access to the national grid.
Water supply in the state is mostly from boreholes and wells while healthcare infrastructures are few.
3. What is the cost of living in Yobe state as an NYSC member?
Yobe state is one of those states in Nigeria with a very low cost of living.
This is mostly because people in this state are majorly farmers are into or form of agricultural business or another.
Their occupation affects their average income and in turn, affects the prices of goods and services in the state.
Housing cost is really low as well as transportation and healthcare services.
Obviously, because the state is an agricultural state, most foodstuffs are affordable and easily accessible.
In general, serving in Yobe state will not require you to spend so much since the cost of living is very low.
This gives you an opportunity to save and plan for the days after NYSC service.
4. How much does the Yobe state government pay NYSC members?
The Yobe state government pays corps members N2,500 only.
At least we understand that the state has a very low average income since most of the people are farmers.
However, you may want to look for other ways of making money in the state.
Otherwise, you will have to call home for support if there is the need.
5. Is Yobe state safe for NYSC members?
Yobe state has been ravaged by insurgencies in the past.
However, you may not experience any situation that will scare or terrify you.
That is because the state is going through rehabilitation from previous attacks.
As a result, security is still very tight in the state.
For example, there is curfew time at 11 pm and soldiers are always patrolling every area of the state aside from the various checkpoints in the state.
People would think the state is empty considering the frequent insurgencies but it isn’t.
The state is filled with people living their normal everyday lives including other serving corpers.
It is safe to say that things are not as bad as they appear on the media.
Even so, you have to be careful and avoid areas prone to attacks.
List of companies that accept NYSC members in Yobe state
Now that we know so much about Yobe state, let’s see the different companies that accept corpers in the state.
There are many good NYSC primary places of assignment (PPA) in Yobe state and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Yobe state capital, Damaturu.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Yobe state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Yobe state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- CCECC NIGERIA LIMITED
- DIAMOND BANK PLC
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- EXECUTIVE GUARDS LTD
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FEMI JOHNSON & COMPANY LIMITED
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- JOHN HOLT DISTRIBUTION (VENTURES)
- MOTHERCAT LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- SIGMA VAUGHN STERLING PENSIONS LIMITED
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- UBA PENSION CUSTODIAN LIMITED
- 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 Yobe 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 if your course of study tallies with 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 Yobe state
Yobe 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 the best NYSC PPA of your choice in Yobe state, you have to write an application letter to the company.
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 Yobe 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 Yobe 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 Yobe 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 Yobe state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.