Bayelsa - The NYSC has postponed the orientation date for the 2012 Batch ‘C’ corps members deployed to Bayelsa to enable the state fix structures affected by the recent flood disaster.
The state NYSC coordinator, Mr Abiodun Sanusi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Yenagoa that the exercise scheduled to hold on Monday had been moved to Nov. 28.
``Generally, the date for the orientation course for the 2012 batch `C’ service year is Monday, Nov. 5, but because of the situation of the structures affected by the flooding in the state, the state government approached the management of the NYSC to extend the date,’’ he said.
Sanusi said that the NYSC had in recent times considered crises situations in some states by allowing for shift in dates and in some situations, a movement of the orientation camps to safer places for the security and wellbeing of the corps members.
``We have been doing it in some of the crises states like in Yobe and Borno where we have the Boko Haram issues.
``In those areas, we have had to move the orientation camps to other areas for security reasons, and it had to commence at another date. That has been the practice of the NYSC in addressing issues in crises area,’’ Sanusi said.
He explained that in the case of Bayelsa, the NYSC was not moving the camp to another location, adding that the floods did not affect the orientation camp at Kaiama in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
``Rather, the orientation camp has been used to house many of the victims of the floods, as well as affected corps members in Kaiama,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, a statement by the state NYSC directorate signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Pius Iyamah, stated that registration of corps members would commence at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and end at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 29.
It explained that the venue of the orientation remained the state NYSC temporary orientation camp, Kaiama Grammar School, Kaiama, adding that the swearing-in ceremony would hold on Friday, Nov. 30, at the same venue.