NYSC Deployment: 10 Best States to Serve as a Youth Corper in Nigeria

NYSC Deployment: 10 Best States to Serve as a Youth Corper in Nigeria. You might want to consider several factors before you choose any particular state.

Some are filled with joy on hearing the state they are being posted to while others feel uneasy and unwilling to accept their posting. Either way, it is always better to have a pre-knowledge of the state you are being posted to, the way of life of the people, the type of food they eat and how they relate with others.

The National Youth Service Corp commonly known by its abbreviation “NYSC” is a scheme which was established under decree No. 24 of the 22nd May, 1973 which stated that the NYSC is being established “with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and promotion of national unity”. The National Youth Service Corp Decree No. 24 which has now been repealed and replaced by Decree 51 of 16th June 1993 was then formally promulgated.

The purpose of the scheme is to inculcate in Nigerian Youths the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasize the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.

Since NYSC is not optional and believe me, if actually it was optional, 50% or more of graduates would stay back from it but since it is not optional, all graduates have to pass through it. All you need to do right now is to choose a good state. This article will help you choose a better state for your NYSC

See Also: NYSC Allowance Payment Amount under the New Administration

Benefits of NYSC

Apart from the fun part of it, going for service has its own potential benefits. Some of the benefits which are not limited to these include:

  1. Exposure

Going for service gives a lot of exposure, you get to teach others following you. When assigned to teach a particular school, you are given the chance to share your knowledge with the young ones and to also influence them positively in character.

  1. Meeting New People

NYSC creates a kind of platform for people from different areas and states in Nigeria to meet. People from different religions, cultures, and social life come together in unity to serve their fatherland.

  1. Learning New Language

Exception of the official language of Nigeria, through NYSC, people get to learn new languages because of the environment they find their selves. Learning a particular new language has its own advantage and those corp members who are aware of this fact do take advantage of this opportunity.

  1. Change of Environment

As humans, there is a great need to change environment, NYSC gives us this opportunity. When you are posted, you are sent to a different state which may have variable geographical factors and socio-cultural factors. When you change environment, these implies that you have to adapt to whatever conditions the new environment poses to you such as food, culture, language etc.

  1. Window for New Opportunity

A lot of graduates get employed in the state they were being posted to, some get to meet their life partners and also make new friends. Therefore, NYSC is seen as a window for new opportunity.

3 Things to Consider About the States of Your Choice

Certain factors are to be considered when choosing the state to be posted to, these factors include:


No state is fully secured but at least the state you choose shouldn’t be a type which headlines on everyday newspaper with one same story “crime”. The choice of state determines the level of your own security. So, when choosing a state, do that carefully by considering the major religion practiced by the people of that state, the way they relate with strangers and how they mingle with their neighbours.


There are some states that are friendly; one of such state is Akwa Ibom state. The people there are friendly and discrimination is minimal compared to that found on most of the northern states in Nigeria. With major criminal and terrorist activities headlining in most of the northern states, one has to be really vigilante and careful.


Factors like language, type of food consumed, lifestyle of the people and other factors which may include major religion should be taken into consideration.

10 best places to go for youth service in Nigeria

  1. Akwa Ibom state
  2. Cross River State
  3. Anambra state
  4. Imo state
  5. Abia state
  6. Rivers state
  7. Ogun state
  8. Lagos state
  9. Abuja state
  10. Delta state

See Also: Top 30 NYSC Camp Requirements and how prepare properly

The states listed here are based on the testimonies of the corp members who successfully served in these states. You are entitled to your opinion and this article is strictly for informational purpose.


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