The National Youth Service Corps on Thursday announced the redeployment of corps members posted to seven northern states for the purpose of their orientation.
The affected states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe states.
The corps members posted to the states will hold their orientation in states other than where they would have their primary assignments
A statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Public Relations, NYSC, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the decision followed the high rate of insecurity in some northern parts of the country.
The corps members are part of the 2014 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course, scheduled to commence on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 (today).
The NYSC said due to logistic reasons, the orientation course would be conducted in two streams for different states.
The Stream One exercise will be conducted from Tuesday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in states like Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Oyo, Niger, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, FCT, Imo, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kogi, Katsina, Nasarawa, Ogun, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara states.
The statement said corps members posted to states listed in the Stream One category would undergo the orientation course in their respective states of deployment.
The statement said the Stream Two exercise meant for the affected northern states had been scheduled to take place from Monday September 1, 2014 to Monday September 22, 2014.
Corps members posted to Adamawa will have their orientation programme in Niger and Bauchi. The corps members are expected to resume in the Plateau State Orientation Camp, while those posted to Borno State are to proceed to the Nasarawa State camp.
Other affected states are Gombe, where corps members posted to serve in Benue and Jigawa would be expected to have their orientation programme in Kaduna.
Corps members posted to Yobe State are expected to resume at the Federal Capital Territory Orientation camp.
The NYSC said corps members posted to Kano State would be notified of the state of their orientation in due course, while those posted to Osun State would serve in Osun for the second stream of the exercise.