When Emeka Okechukwu, a corps member serving in Niger State, first got to Paiko, a town about 25 kilometres away from Minna, the capital city, he didn’t have any complaints. But that was before he arrived at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in the town.
On getting to the camp, Okechukwu’s first impression was that it was a huge eyesore which ought to be demolished. According to Okechukwu, the poor state of the orientation camp immediately made some corps members to regret coming to the state to serve their fatherland.
“I am not pleased that my colleagues and I have to be sleeping and sitting on bare floor in the camp,” he said.
The floor, according to him, is infested with dangerous insects including bedbugs.
He said, “The temporary orientation camp in Niger State is nothing to write home about; the whole place looks deserted and I wonder why NYSC would allow such a camp to exist.