12 December 2012

Nigeria: Benue Corps Members Lament Water Scarcity

Makurdi — The 1,500 corps members were originally deployed to Borno State, but are having their orientation programme in Benue due to security challenges in Maiduguri and its environs.

Speaking to Daily Trust, the corps members said since resumption at the camp on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, they have been experiencing water scarcity.

According to the Borno State NYSC coordinator, Shiitu Morai, the two boreholes at the camp have broken down.

Morai, who said this when the NYSC Director General, Brig. General Nnamdi Okore-Affia, visited the camp on Monday, said they have resorted to buying water from Gboko Local Government Area at the cost of N14,000 per trip.

He therefore appealed to Okore-Affia to come to their aid, as according to him, the 13,000 litres of water which is supplied twice daily at a total cost of N28,000 is not sufficient for the corps members.

Earlier, the NYSC boss urged the members to exhibit good behaviour and make use of the opportunity provided at the camp to learn skills that would help them in their future endeavours.

He added that the corps members would be posted to other states upon completion of their orientation exercise except for those who want to remain in Borno State.

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