Complete List of NYSC Orientation Camps By State and Their Addresses

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a body set up by the government to foster unity and growth among Nigerian graduates. To achieve this aim, a mandatory one-year service is undertaken by every Nigerian graduate under the supervision of NYSC. The NYSC exercise involves three weeks of camping with skill acquisition and paramilitary drilling, after which the corp members are assigned their place of primary assignment from the camp. This initial exercise takes place in the NYSC orientation camps situated in 36 states of Nigeria, including the FCT, and subsequently, the corp members will proceed to their various places of primary assignment to serve the country for one year.

NYSC Orientation Camps in the 36 States of Nigeria and their Addresses

All the states in Nigeria have their respective NYSC orientation camps and for the places where insurgency is a problem, the NYSC can relocate corp members to neighboring states.

Abia State

  • LGA: Bende Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna

NYSC Orientation Camps

To navigate to this NYSC orientation camp from the state capital – Umuahia will take about 76 minutes. First, board a bus heading to Bende Local Government, about 36 minutes drive. Then, take another bus to the Abia State NYSC Orientation Camp from the park, which will take about 40 minutes from the heart of the local government area.

Adamawa State

  • LGA: Girei Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Lapondo Road, Damare

This is one of the NYSC orientation camps located in the northeastern part of Nigeria. To get to the camp from the state capital Yola, board a bus heading to Girei LGA, which will take 36 minutes and 26km distance. Then, board another bus heading to the orientation camp, about 28 minutes drive.

Akwa Ibom State

  • LGA: Nsit Atai Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung

This is one of the NYSC Orientation Camps in the southeastern part of Nigeria. If there is no straight bus to the camp, you can board a bus heading to Nsit Atai LGA, which will take about 38 minutes. Then board a bus to the camp, 10 km from the LGA.

Anambra State

  • LGA: Mbaukwu Awka South Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umuawulu

Umuawulu is another location for one of the NYSC orientation camps in the southeastern part of Nigeria. If it isn’t easy to get transportation heading directly to the orientation camp, board a bus heading to Mbaukwu Awka South LGA from Awka, which is a 22-minute drive of about 13.2 km. Then board another bus that will drop you at the orientation camp, which will take about 18 minutes at 11.2km.

Bauchi State

  • LGA: Ganjuwa Local Government Council
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, KM 60 Wailo

The NYSC permanent orientation camp in Bauchi is one of the best NYSC orientation camps in the North-East geographical zone of Nigeria. To locate the camp from Bauchi town, take a bus heading to Tirwun and stop at the park in Ganjuwa. Then, board another bus from Tirwun to the camp at Buda. Alternatively, there may be available transportation heading from Bauchi town straight to the orientation camp.

Bayelsa State

  • LGA: Kolokoma-Opokuma Local Government Area
  • Address: Kalama Grammar School, Kalama

This camp is situated at a temporary location in the state. To locate the camp from Yenagoa, board a bus from the park, a 1 hour 8 minutes drive. The bus will take you through Biogbolo to Yenegwe and then Mbiama to the next stop, the Kalama Grammar School.

Benue State

  • LGA: Tarka Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wannune, KM 35 Makurdi Gboko, Benue State

NYSC Orientation Camps

To find your way to the orientation camp from Makurdi, board a bus from the motor park in Makurdi to Wannune, Gboko. It is a total of 1 hour 37 minutes journey of 92.8 km.

Borno State

  • LGA: N/A
  • Address: College of Peace and Disaster Management, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Babbar-Ruga Batsari Road Katsina, Katsina State

Due to the insurgency in Borno State, NYSC decided to move their orientation camp from Borno to Katsina State. To locate the orientation camp from Katsina, drive through Kusada Cresent, towards A9 and Batsari road, which takes about 19 minutes.

Cross River State

  • LGA: Obubra Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Obubra

Cross River State has one of the best NYSC orientation camps in the south-south region of Nigeria. However, the camp is a bit far from the heart of Calabar. A bus to the orientation camp from Calabar will take a distance of 173km, which is about 3 hours 21 minutes.

Delta State

  • LGA: Aniocha North Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Former Martins TTC,Issele-Uku

It is one of the NYSC orientation camps in the South-South region of Nigeria. The camp is easy to locate as it takes only 34 minutes drive of about 32.5km from the capital.

Ebonyi State

  • LGA: Afikpo Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Macgregor College

The NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ebonyi State is in Afikpo. Getting to the camp from Abakaliki takes you through a straight road. The distance to this location from Abakaliki is 63.5 km which takes about 1 hour 13 minutes.

Edo State

  • LGA: Ovia North-East Local Government Area
  • Address: Okada Grammar School, Okada

This state houses one of the NYSC orientation camps in the South-central part of Nigeria. The shortest route to the camp from Benin is through the Sagamu-Benin expressway, with a right turn towards the Okada community. It takes about 1 hour, 16 minutes, and a distance of 66.2 km.

Ekiti State

  • LGA: Emure Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun

Ekiti is a state located in the southwestern part of Nigeria. To find the NYSC permanent orientation camp from Ado-Ekiti takes about 54 minutes drive, covering a distance of 39.6 km.

Enugu State

  • LGA: Awgu Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp

This is one of the NYSC orientation camps in the southeastern part of Nigeria. To locate the camp from Enugu town, board a bus going to Awgu from the Holy Ghost axis. It will take a drive of 1 hour, 6 minutes, and a distance of 61.3 km to get to the camp. The shortest route to the camp from Enugu is along the Enugu-Port Harcourt road towards Awgu local government.

Gombe State

  • LGA: N/A
  • Address: NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Science Technical College, Amada, KM 21, Gombe-Bauchi Highway, near International Airport, Gombe State

It is one of the NYSC temporal orientation camps in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. The orientation camp is easy to find from the capital city. It takes about 25 minutes and a distance of 24.2 km along Bauchi to Gombe road.

Imo State

  • LGA: Nkwere Local Govt Area
  • Address: NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Former Girls Model Secondary School Eziama Obaire

NYSC Orientation Camps

The state is in the southeastern part of Nigeria and is yet to gain a permanent site for the NYSC orientation camp. The distance from Owerri to the temporary orientation camp is 37.3 km which takes about 1 hour 3 minutes.

Jigawa State

  • LGA: Fanisua Dutse Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Camp, opposite Army Barrack

It is a state in the northwestern part of Nigeria. Getting to the NYSC orientation camp from Dutse, the capital city, takes about 25 minutes at a distance of 34km.

Kaduna State

  • LGA: N/A
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kaduna-Abuja Road
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Kaduna is a state that houses one of the largest NYSC permanent orientation camps in the Northwestern part of Nigeria. The camp is along Kaduna to Zaria road. At a distance of 29.4 km under 35 minutes, one can get to the orientation camp from Kaduna city.

Kano State

  • LGA: Karaye Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kusala Dam, Karaye

NYSC situated its permanent orientation camp in Kano State at Karaye LGA. To locate the NYSC camp from Kano Airport road takes about 1 hour, 44 minutes, and 92.1 km.

Katsina State

  • LGA: N/A
  • Address: Youth Multi-purpose Centre/NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Mani Road

Katsina is a state in the northwestern part of Nigeria. The NYSC permanent orientation camp is located along Mani Road – ten minutes away from the Katsina Airport. From along Daura-Katsina Road, it takes about 7.4 km.

Kebbi State

  • LGA: Dakingari Local Government Area, Kebbi State
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp

Kebbi State has its NYSC permanent orientation camps in Dakingari LGA. The best route to locate the camp from Birnin Kebbi is along Maidahini, to Dangoma to Kalgo Junction road, then to the Dankingari, which ends at the Bunza road. It takes a distance of 98.5 km and about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Kogi State

  • LGA: Kabba Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Asaya

The Kogi State NYSC permanent orientation camp is located at the state capital, Lokoja. To find the camp, go through Kabba Road, a distance of 87.3 km. It will take about a 1 hour 53 minutes to arrive at the camp.

Kwara State

  • LGA: Edu Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Yikpata

The NYSC orientation camp in Kwara State is at the Yikpata community of Edu LGA. It is the permanent site that NYSC was able to secure for the orientation of corp members. From Ilorin to the orientation camp takes about 1 hour 48 minutes and covers a distance of 99.3 km.

Lagos State

  • LGA: Agege Local Governmet Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Iyana Ipaja

Lagos has one of the best NYSC permanent orientation camps in the country. The distance from Ikeja to the camp is about 10.3 km, which can be covered within 33 minutes when you take the Oba Akran Ave route.

Nassarawa State

  • LGA: Keffi Local Government
  • Address: Magaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Keffi

NYSC Orientation Camps

From the state capital, Lafia, to the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Keffi is a far journey. To get to the camp, one should take the shortest route through Makurdi to Jos express road. It takes about 2 hours 14 minutes, covering a distance of about 130 km. However, one can still get to the destination through Dome and Lafia road, which will take 2 hours, 54 minutes, and 118 km.

Niger State

  • LGA: Paikoro Local Government Area, Minna
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, (Former Abubakar, Dada Senior Secondary School)

The Niger State orientation camp is located in the state capital, Minna. To find the NYSC orientation camp in Niger State, take a bus from Minna, about 26 minutes and a distance of 20.5 km, straight to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Paikoro Local Government Area.

Ogun State

  • LGA: Sagamu Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikenne Road

Getting to the NYSC permanent orientation camp from Abeokuta, the state capital, takes about 50 minutes. Therefore, it will take a distance of approximately 57.2 km. For a shorter route, follow the Sagamu-Benin expressway to get to the camp.

Ondo State

  • LGA: Ikare-Akoko Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare- Akoko

The NYSC orientation camp in Ondo State is one of the permanent orientation camps in the country’s southwestern part. Getting to the orientation camp from Akure to Benin road takes 2 hours 6 minutes and a distance of 91.1 km.

Osun State

  • LGA: Ede North Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Aisu College Hospital Road

The Osun State NYSC Permanent Orientation camp is in Ede North LGA. From Oshogbo to the orientation camp is a 26 minutes drive, covering a distance of 15.9 km. It’s faster to go through Gbongan to Oshogbo road.

Oyo State

  • LGA: Iseyin Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Iseyin

The permanent site of the NYSC orientation camp in Oyo is quite a distance from the capital city (Ibadan). The shortest route from Ibadan to the camp is through Iseyin to Ibadan road. This distance of 95.1 km will take 1 hour 49 minutes.

Plateau State

  • LGA: Mangu Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Jakatai Mangu

NYSC orientation camp in Jakatai Mangu is far from Jos, the capital city. It takes up to 1 hour 6 minutes drive at 61.6 km distance to get to the camp. Going through Barkin Ladi to Pankshin road makes it easier.

Rivers State

  • LGA: Nonwa-Gbam Tai Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Nonwa-Gbam Tai

This is another well-structured permanent orientation camp of the NYSC, which is not too far from the heart of Portharcourt city. The fastest route is through the Eket-Port-Harcourt expressway at 35.5 km within 57 minutes.

Sokoto State

  • LGA: Wamakko Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wamakko

As a large state, NYSC was given a permanent orientation camp at the city’s heart in Sokoto. It takes only 23 minutes and covers a distance of 16.9 km to get to the NYSC camp from Sokoto town.

Taraba State

  • LGA: Jalingo Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Sibre Airport Road

NYSC Orientation Camps

The city of Jalingo holds the location of the NYSC permanent Orientation Camp. To locate the camp from the town takes about 23 minutes, covering a distance of 15.3 km.

Yobe State

  • LGA: Nangere Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Dazigau, KM 5 Potiskum-Kano Road

The NYSC orientation camp in Yobe State is a bit far from the capital city. To get to the camp through the fastest route, take the Potiskum road, about 117 km, at about 1 hour 14 minutes.

Zamfara State

  • LGA: Tsafe Local Government Area
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Beside FRSC Office

Zamfara State also has an NYSC orientation camp. This camp is not far from the state capital Gusau. It takes only 35 minutes to drive from the town to the NYSC camp at a distance of 38.5 km.

FCT (ABUJA)

  • LGA: Bwari Area Council FCT
  • Address: NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp

NYSC Orientation Camps

One of Nigeria’s best NYSC orientation camps is in Kubwa, FCT Abuja. The camp location from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, takes 42 minutes to drive at 44.8km along the Umaru Musa Yaradua road to Abuja-Lokoja road. Then towards Abuja-Kaduna to Zaria Expressway to Kubwa and the NYSC camp.

Which Is The Best NYSC Orientation Camp in Nigeria?

Ogun State orientation camp stands out as the best in the 37 NYSC orientation camps in Nigeria. The state has a well-equipped and comfortable orientation camp for members of the National Youth Service Corps. Basic amenities such as water and light are in a constant supply. Each room accommodates 45 corps members and has sockets for charging phones and other devices.

The orientation camp is kept clean, with a 24/7 working ATM that gives corps members the privilege to withdraw money at any time. Moreover, the camp has the best parade ground and well-equipped sporting facilities. The structures in the facility were constructed with the comfort of the corp members in mind.

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