NYSC Letter of Request Sample, Format and How to Write It

The NYSC letter of request is a letter written to the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), requesting the posting of Corps members to your organization. Additionally, if you are a Corps member, you can write this letter to request NYSC to post you to a specific organization for your primary assignment.

In this article, I will guide you on how to effectively write a letter to request NYSC to post Corps members to your company. Furthermore, if you are a Corps member, I will explain the process of requesting NYSC to assign you to a particular organization.

Whether you are a prospective corps member or an employer seeking to be posted in a particular Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) or seeking corp members to be posted to your organization, this guide will equip you with the essential knowledge to create a compelling letter that meets all the necessary requirements.

By following the guidelines outlined in this article, you will be able to craft a professional and persuasive NYSC letter of request.

This topic covers the following two major points;

  • Corps member asking NYSC to post/re-post them to a particular Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
  • Employer or Manager asking NYSC to post Corps Members to their organization.

As a Corps member, if you wish to serve in a specific company, you can write a letter of request to ask NYSC to assign you to that organization.

However, please note that this approach may not guarantee success, as NYSC cannot guarantee that the organization has a need for your services.

To increase your chances of success, you should write the letter on behalf of the organization you desire to work for. Additionally, it’s important to obtain the signature and stamp of the head of the organization (your prospective boss) on the letter. Once completed, anyone can submit the letter to the office of the NYSC state coordinator.

Note: NYSC may not post you to an organization that is not well-known or registered with the appropriate government agency. On the other hand, if you are an employer or if you have a business where you need Corps Members to be posted, you can also write the letter.

NYSC request letter format

If any organization in Nigeria is interested in hiring a corps member, they have to write an official letter to the NYSC management. This is the only way to employ corps members in your workplace. The NYSC request letter should meet the following requirements:

  • Use formal language,
  • Correct English grammar and spellings,
  • Make the body of letter short,
  • Use persuasive writing style,
  • Be clear, and go straight to the point,
  • Use A4 paper letter size.

If your letter meet the above requirements, then expect reply from NYSC in a very short time.

Follow the guide below;

  • Opening paragraph: Introduce your company or organization in one sentence. Then use two more sentences to state your request for Corps member (s) that you want and also state why you are asking for corps member (s).
  • Closing paragraph: Since you expect a response from NYSC, try to be polite as much as you can in your call to action. Also, provide a date by which you expect to receive a reply.

NYSC request letter sample

Below is the NYSC request letter sample;

Your Company’s Address

Date with Year

The NYSC State


City or State

Dear Mr. (Name of the state coordinator)


I am writing to request the assignment of an NYSC member, Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, with the Call-up number NAU/2023/11014 and state code AB/20A/0036, to serve in our organization. Our management strongly believes that his/her placement in our firm will be beneficial and valuable.

We kindly appeal for your consideration regarding our request. 

I look forward to your favorable response. Best regards.

The above is the NYSC request letter format. You can follow if you want NYSC to post Corps members to your organization for their Primary Assignment

Note: Don’t mention name or the identity of that corps members if you don’t know anybody in particular (if just need a corper). Also, state the number of Corps members you need; it can be 1, 2, 5, 10 or 15.

Hope you find this information useful. If you have any question, use the comment section below.

30 thoughts on “NYSC Letter of Request Sample, Format and How to Write It”

  1. Hi,
    Can I send the letter to the assigned coordinator of the local government area my organisation is? Or do I only have to send it to state Coordinator directly?

  2. Good evening sir,I just finished my orientation on Tuesday from ondo state.I redeployed to Abuja and i don’t really know how to go about it,how to get a good ppa.I would really appreciate your guidance. Thank you sir

  3. I’ve already gotten a particular company I would like to serve as my PPA and they’re ready to give me a request later to take to camp. The issue now is how do they go about it since state code isn’t readily available until I get to camp? Can the requested letter be written without state code?
    Please, I need answers urgently. Thank you.

  4. Admin thank you for the guideline.
    Is it possible to request for a corp member from another state when my organisation is located in another.
    Thanks if i can get response asap.

  5. Can I send a letter to d my desired ppa to let them know I want to serve there so dey can to send a letter to nysc for me, is dat possible?

  6. Can I send a letter to d my desired ppa to let them know I want to serve there so dey can to send a letter to nysc for me, is dat possible

  7. Good evening sir, I was relocated to cross river state and am yet to get a good PPA. I want to work in government parastatal. How can I go about it pls.

  8. sir, will NYSC still pay the allowance package to personnel when I request for one into my organization? or is it my organization who needs to pay?

  9. Please I just relocated to oyo state and I don’t have a PPA yet…please if there’s anyone who knows how I can get a good PPA, kindly contact me 08144160085

  10. I’m available should incase any company in delta state needs a corper. I studied computer science, a female and am a fresh corper yet to be posted. Also, accommodation is a plus.

    • Plz I just relocated to Lagos.. I’m looking for a good PPA.. if you have any good info plz lemme me knw

      • Good Dey Gabriel, prior to your message on PPA,may i know your location in Lagos and if you can work with a private logistic firm. call me on 08137284258

  11. Sir please I submitted a request letter and was posted to there, but on getting there they rejected me with a reason that that I was not posted on time and searched and got another place of ppa but different LGA. How can I go about it. Thanks.

  12. Good evening, Please apart from getting a request letter, Can a Corp member write a letter to NYSC secretariate requesting for a particular place to be posted after being sure of getting accepted but not issued a Request letter..

    If Yes.
    Can I have the format of the letter of request and undertaking?

  13. sir i just redeployed to lagos and i want to go and change my state code from kano to Lagos state in Surulere and i was told if you have a request letter it would be better to tender it so i can be posted there.. pls can you help me out sir?

  14. Good morning, please if i want to be posted in a nearby state due to family problem that occurs like death, how will i do it so that so that I won’t be posted in far state?


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