Every prospective corps member (PCM) wishes to serve in the best state possible. Meanwhile, the term “best” is relative and depends on several peculiar factors. That notwithstanding, Ogun state is definitely one of the best states to serve in Nigeria.
In this post, we will review every necessary fact about NYSC Ogun state. If you need to know anything about serving in Ogun state, relax and read attentively. In case there is any other query we have not covered, please feel free to leave it in the comment section, and we will surely reply you in a short while.
Brief Review of Life in Abeokuta
Abeokuta is Ogun’s capital and biggest city. The standard of living here is very reasonable when compared with other cities. With a low cost of living and very friendly natives, Ogun is indeed a great place.
Location of Ogun State
The state is located in the south western geo-political zone of the country. It shares borders Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Benin republic.
Cost of Living in Abeokuta.
Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State is relatively one of the cheapest cities in the country to live in. From the low cost of transportation, housing and food stuffs, life is indeed cool in in Abeokuta.
How to Serve in Ogun State
According to a survey most people rush to choose major cities when choosing their preferred state of deployment forgetting that there are other better options like Ogun state. Only a few persons get posted to their preferred state while others settle for the states they didn’t really want but end up still loving it afterwards. Now the question is – how can I get posted to Ogun State.
Here we will try to answer that question but please note that we do not guarantee anything. This is Nigeria where nothing is sure. That notwithstanding, you may stand a good chance. And also we do not encourage the abuse of some of this means as they fall below our ethical standards. We have only included them for the purpose of informing you, as they happen after all.
- Register early: the trick has been working since 2015 when PCMs were allowed to pick their choice of states. The corps has been known to operate on a first come first serve basis. Consequently, every state is left open for application until the allotted slots gets filled. However, this didn’t record much success in 2018 round of registration as only a limited number of options were shown to the applicants, regardless of the time of registration.
- Do not claim to have visited Ogun State before: we all know the aims and objective of the exercise. Every citizen is expected to volunteer in an area other than where he/she is used to. So claiming to know the state does not really place you in a good position.
- Claim your spouse resides in Ogun State if you are married: as a matter of policy the corps lays preference on the welfare of married PCMs in the course of posting. Corps members especially the female PCMs are usually mobilized to serve within the state of residence of the spouse.
The Orientation Camp
The NYSC orientation camp is located at Ikenne Road, Sagamu. The camp has some key feature like a play area, mammy market and so on.
The state coordinator is Mrs. Josephine Bakare.
Life in the camp is always fun and filled with activities. Its lasts about three weeks. Meal is served thrice daily. However, most people prefer eating at the mammy market as “better” stuffs are always available there. Expect to wake as early as 5am and get back to bed as late as 10pm.
Best PPAs to Serve
The best part of service in Ogun is the availability of employers. We understand that there is an increasing movement of companies into the state. Many private establishments as well as loads of government establishments like school and government parastatals are available to accept corps members. Government establishments are also too good to be ignored because they mostly come with free accommodations and some other incentives especially during the festive periods.
Note: NYSC no more accepts corps members serving in banks.