NYSC redeployment – how to successfully process & secure it

In this post, I will show you how to apply for redeployment in NYSC camp. This post will teach you all you need to know about the NYSC redeployment and how to go about it.

What is NYSC redeployment?

NYSC redeployment, also known as NYSC relocation means the transfer of a Corps member from the state they are posted to another state based on health, marital or security ground.

Why do Corps members want redeployment?

It can be heartbreaking to receive your NYSC Call-up letter, and find out you’ve been posted to a State you never want to go because of one reason or the other.

Fortunately, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given every Corps member the opportunity to apply for redeployment.

However, for whatever reason you may have to seek for redeployment, you need to make sure you follow the right procedures, so you can be successfully redeployed to another State.

Redeployment is real, but NYSC can only redeploy you based on health, marital or security ground.

Acceptable reasons for NYSC redeployment

NYSC gives redeployment opportunity to every Corps member but that does not mean they will approve every redeployment request.

NYSC redeployment is done based on three (3) reasons;

  1. Security reasons

  2. Marital reasons

  3. Health reasons

So, for NYSC to approve your redeployment application, it must be based on any of the three (3) reasons listed above.

Now, let’s discuss the reasons for redeployment one after another.

1. Security Reasons

This is restricted to only states prone terrorism or herdsmen attack, such states include; Borno, Adamawa, Benue, Jos, etc. If you’re posted to any state that has security challenges, your redeployment to another state is 100% sure if you apply.

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Please, note that NYSC will no approve redeployment on security ground if the state you want to redeploy from is relatively peaceful.

2. Marital Reasons

This is restricted to only married women who wish to serve at the same place their husbands live.

To secure redeployment based on this ground, you need to provide the following documents to convince NYSC that you are truly a married woman;

  • Marriage certificate
  • Newspaper change of Name
  • Husband’s ID card (International passport, Voters’ card or Driving licence)
  • Husband’s domicile letter
  • Utility bill
  • Wedding pictures

3. Health Reasons

This is restricted to those that have chronic ailments that need regular medical check-up by a Doctor.

To successful secure redeployment based on this reason, you need to get a Medical Report from hospital stating your ailments.

Tips to secure a successful NYSC redeployment

If you’re applying on medical ground, make sure you get a medical report from a general hospital or military clinic. This is because NYSC is more likely not to acknowledge medical report from a private hospital.

The medical reports are usually dated, so the older the date, the more serious NYSC officials will take it.

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Note: If the report is dated few days after you have printed your Call-up letter, it might raise suspicion about your reason for redeployment.

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For example, if your Call-up letter is printed on 22nd March and your Medical report is dated on 28th March. The officials will be like, “See this Badoo”…

When you arrive at the NYSC camp, after completing your physical registration, move straight to the camp clinic with your medical report to begin the processing immediately.

NYSC will not move you to your state of origin, especially those applying based on security reasons.

They are likely to post you to another state; Lagos and Abuja is NO go area because of congestion.

For those applying based on Marital reason, you will get exactly the state your husband live.

Now, back to those that would apply based on Health/Medical reason; you may not get your state of origin or state you want.

In most cases, NYSC will post you to where they feel you will get the needed medical attention.

Which illness does NYSC consider for redeployment on medical reasons?

Just like I said before, it has to be any disease that needs close medical attention by a doctor.

Although, some people will claim to have a certain disease just to secure the NYSC redeployment.

If you are claiming any disease, know the information will go into your file for life. But if you still don’t mind, claim wisely.

Study the illness very well and always be ready to fake when there’s need for it.

I would advise no one to fake it because the NYSC officials have been in the system for a long time before you. They know how catch fake.

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The most common illnesses that people claim to have are manageable that is why they don’t get redeployment.

For example, if you claim that you have Asthma. Asthma is manageable, and can be managed by any hospital, so the NYSC officials would post you near a health care facility instead of redeploying you.

My advice is, DO NOT claim an illness that you don’t really have because of ordinary redeployment.

If you don’t want to adhere to my advice, claim chronic ailment that is very difficult to diagnose and requires close monitoring by your doctor. If you are caught, don’t call my name!

To my friends who have genuine health conditions, take along with you, your medications, hospital appointment cards and medical report from a government hospital.

NYSC officials are not foolish

Some people think NYSC officials are fools. When they are registration on-line, they entered genuine information, showing that they don’t have any physical or health challenge.

But after being posted to states they don’t like, they will show up in camp with a medical report.

Not knowing NYSC will go through the information they submitted during online registration.

So, for those of you that still want to claim illnesses, bear that in mind when filling the online registration form.

Finally, be a good citizen of Nigeria. DO NOT claim an illness that you don’t have, and DO NOT pay anybody for posting or redeployment.

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