The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) provides the opportunity for Corps Members to apply for relocation or redeployment three months after the commencement of their service year.
This extension allows Corps Members who may have missed the initial relocation window during the orientation camp or those who face unforeseen circumstances later in their service to apply for relocation based on acceptable grounds such as health, security, or marriage reasons.
The process involves submitting a redeployment letter either through the NYSC office or online via the Corps member’s dashboard. Therefore, anyone who missed the chance for relocation at the NYSC orientation camp still has an opportunity to apply for relocation three months after leaving the orientation camp.
How to Apply for NYSC relocation after 3 months
There are two methods to apply for relocation after three months of your service year.
1. Apply through the NYSC office: Visit your Local Inspector (LI) or the NYSC secretariat and submit your redeployment letter.
2. Online application on your dashboard: To apply for NYSC relocation online, you need to visit the NYSC official portal and login to your dashboard. From your dashboard, navigate to “NYSC Relocation” and fill the form.
In the past, Corps Members were only given the chance to relocate/redeploy during the 21 days in the orientation camp. After the camp, there was no other opportunity for redeployment processing. However, recently, the NYSC management decided to extend the relocation period to three months after leaving the orientation camp.
This extension is advantageous for Corps members who may need to relocate even after they have started working at their various Places of Primary Assignment (PPA).
Example: Let’s say John was posted to Benue state. During the NYSC orientation camp in Benue state, instead of applying for redeployment like other Corps Members, John was occupied chasing girls or perhaps had no intention to apply. After the camp, John was posted to his PPA, and everything seemed fine. However, not long after, John started hearing that Benue is not safe for Corps members due to the menace of Fulani herdsmen.
The fact that John did not apply for relocation on camp does not mean he cannot apply again after three months of leaving the camp. Even if John applied for relocation on camp, but it was pending, he can re-apply after three months of leaving camp.
Note: To have your relocation application accepted, it must genuinely align with NYSC acceptable reasons. The NYSC acceptable reasons for relocation after 3 Months are:
- Health grounds
- Security grounds
- Marriage grounds
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