Can a Corper Be Posted to a State Not Selected for NYSC?

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You’re on the right page if you’re finding answers to this question: can I be posted to a state I didn’t choose for NYSC?

I’m writing this post after I had got about ten cases to buttress my point.

The Background to Posting Corps Members

During NYSC Mobilization registration, each prospective corps member will be required, of course, to select 4 states among the 37 states of the nation including the Federal Capital Territory – Abuja. Even though you don’t have the likes of Lagos, Abuja, and a few other high-demand states so cheap again. Lol!

These states are categorized into four; mixing a few of southwest with the south-east, north-central with southeast, etc. In other words, the 6 geopolitical zones are regrouped into 4 for the NYSC choice of states.

What matters is you’re to choose four states.

You Fall Outside these Selected States

Now that, you’d got the four states you preferred, is it possible to still be posted to a different state entirely different from the ones chosen?

The answer is Yes. NYSC has designed its system to present you four states in the categories earlier mentioned. However, the management reserves the right to post you to any state even if it’s outside those you’d chosen. 

In other words, choosing your best or most favorable states doesn’t impose any obligation on NYSC to post you to any of these. You may find yourself being posted to a state not among the four you preferred and chose.

Like I said earlier, I had got not less than ten cases of corpers posted to not-selected states in recent times.

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In case you don’t know. I’m a café manager in Osun State. I own and run an NYSC registration center for about a decade now. Think of how resourceful I might have got to date.

NYSC Confirms the Prospective Corp Members can be Posted to any State

And just recently, NYSC has answered a question on her Twitter page where the same concern was addressed.
NYSC stated, officially, that it has the mandate to deploy you to any state of the federation whether you choose the state or not.
While addressing a similar issue, the handler stated that,
No more available States to choose is not an issue. You can select when more States are available, and also if you didn’t select any, you will still be deployed to a State. NYSC has the mandate to deploy you to any State of the Federation whether you choose a State or not.

In the last posting, immediately a lady saw she was posted to Adamawa, “I didn’t choose that”, She exclaimed.

During the registration, she chose: Kano, Kwara, Ogun, and Edo (and in that order).

She did her registration here. 

But when you’re not a victim, it’s easy to think that NYSC will definitely post you to any of the 4 states you’d selected.

That’s not true.

Therefore, you may be posted elsewhere. But this case is just 1 out of 10.

Wishing you luck!

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