The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has approved the rehabilitation of some of the facilities at the FCT National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Kubwa.
Mr Abdulrazak Salawu, the FCT Coordinator, confirmed this in an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
Salawu listed some of the structures to include the camp hall and some hostels, adding that other structures will be affected by the development as the rains was already causing damage to facilities at the camp.
The coordinator said the rehabilitation was timely and necessary with the coming of the rains as even the back gate of the camp was pulled down during one of the recent heavy storms.
He said the rehabilitation would also help to provide a more conducive environment for corps members for the next orientation course scheduled for May 2017.
“The proposed permanent site for the NYSC FCT Camp is in Kwali.
“Construction of the camp has not yet commenced as the Ministry of Youths and Sports has just produced the building design.
“We are still a long way from developing the land; personally I do not see that site being completed before the next five years because they have not started any form of construction there and you know it is a very big project that will take some time.
“As we keep using the camp in Kubwa, we need to ensure that the structures are in good condition at all times and so the FCT minister has approved the renovation of the camp.
“The hall is going to be expanded. The one in use now can only take up to 700 corps members and in every set we have at least 3,000 corps members.
“Some of these corps members have had to sit outside during lectures and other indoor activities,” Salawu said.
He said that the minister has also approved the renovation of some of the hostels that were in bad condition, saying that work will commence next week.