If you are hoping to serve in Zamfara 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 Zamfara 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 Zamfara state.
Also, you will learn a lot about the state – security issues, how much Zamfara state pays corpers and so on.
Let’s start with knowing the condition of Zamfara state for NYSC service.
Is Zamfara state good for NYSC service?
To judge whether Zamfara 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 Zamfara state NYSC Orientation camp?
The Zamfara state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp is located Beside FRSC Office, Tsafe Local Government Area, Zamfara State.
This camp is not like every other NYSC camp in Nigeria.
Weather conditions here are harsh at times.
It is too sunny in the daytime and too cold at night.
You may need to be drinking lots of water during the day to avoid dehydration.
For some reasons, the camp’s mami market doesn’t sell alcohol and cigarettes.
Everything there is super regimented.
The hostels are nice and well designed although their toilets are pit latrines.
Another turnoff for most people is the presence of excess houseflies in the camp.
I hope they get to fumigate the camp before the next batch enters the camp.
2. What is the state of infrastructures in Zamfara state?
Zamfara state just like many other states in Nigeria has highs and lows when it comes to discussions about the state of infrastructures in the state.
It is true that there are some beautiful places in the state with good roads, electricity and other basic amenities.
However, that is not the case in every part of the state.
Some local government areas have bad roads that cause a lot of accidents in the state.
Also, while there are some areas that enjoy long hours of electricity, many others barely have access to the national grid.
Water sources are majorly from boreholes and wells, but some parts still get water from the waterboard.
As for internet signals for your phone and other devices, that will depend on your location in the state.
Therefore, you have to take caution to check these things out before you choose to live in an area.
3. What is the cost of living in Zamfara state as an NYSC member?
The cost living in Zamfara state as a corps member is very low.
Food is very cheap as most of the people here are farmers.
Also, the cost of housing is very low on average.
Transportation on the other hand is cheap too, considering the amount that they charge for great distances.
Finally, healthcare services are well subsidised and very affordable to the public.
4. How much does the Zamfara state government pay NYSC members?
Zamfara state pays corpers serving in the state N3,000 only.
However, in December 2020, there was a report that the government intends to give special allowances to those serving in rural areas of the state.
Well, until that bill is passed you will have to continue managing what they give now.
5. Is Zamfara state safe for NYSC members?
Insecurity is escalating in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, with daily killings and kidnappings by armed bandits leaving villagers in constant fear of attack.
This should not scare you because the government will always ensure that corps members are not posted to areas facing the heat of these crimes.
However, you need to make sure that you do not leave your place of primary assignment without permission from your Local Government Inspector.
Also, avoid late-night movements and all activities that will put you in danger.
I believe you will serve your country in peace and return with a testimony.
List of companies that accept NYSC members in Zamfara state
Now that we know so much about Zamfara state, let’s see the different companies that accept corpers in the state.
There are many good NYSC primary places of assignment (PPA) in Zamfara state and they cut across several industries.
However, most of the best and government NYSC PPA is located in Zamfara state capital, Gusau.
Depending on your field, you can also research on Google for a good PPA in Zamfara state.
To help you get started with your research, here is the list of the best NYSC PPA that you can find in Zamfara state.
- ACCESS BANK PLC
- BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
- ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC
- FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK OF NIGERIA (FMBN)
- FIDELITY BANK PLC
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PLC
- GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
- KHEMSAFE COMPUTERS & COMMUNICATIONS LTD
- MOTHERCAT LTD
- NEWDEVCO INVESTMENTS & SECURITIES CO. LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
- NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
- POWER SEAL NIG. LTD
- PREMIER SEED NIG. LTD
- QUEENSWAY ALUMINIUM COMPANY LTD
- SKYE BANK PLC
- STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC
- THE CANDEL COMPANY LTD
- UBA PENSION CUSTODIAN LIMITED
- UNION ADHESIVE and CHEMICAL CO LTD
- UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
- WEMA BANK PLC
- ZAMFARA STATE INVESTMENTS & PROPERTY DEV COMPANY LTD
- ZENITH BANK PLC
What do companies look for when accepting corpers serving in Zamfara 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 Zamfara state
Zamfara 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 Zamfara 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 Zamfara 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 Zamfara 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 Zamfara 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 Zamfara state that contradicts what we have in this article, then, please update us immediately by leaving a comment below.