Top 10 best States for NYSC in Nigeria (2019)

In this article, you’ll discover best states for NYSC in Nigeria.

Every state in Nigeria is wonderful, unique and best in its own way. What we shall be looking at are the best states in Nigeria for National Youth Service (NYSC).

Every year, graduates search for the best state to do their NYSC. Therefore, this post is timely as it will help them to discover the best states in Nigeria for NYSC.

Recall that in our posts, we disclosed the NYSC state allowance for all states in Nigeria, this time around, we shall look at the best of all states in Nigeria for NYSC.

During the NYSC online registration, Prospective Corps Members are required to select 4 states of their choices.

Therefore, knowing the best states among the 36 states and FCT will be of immense help to them, as that would enable them make good choice.

Top 10 Best States In Nigeria For NYSC

Below are the best states in Nigeria for NYSC;

1. Lagos State

Lagos state is inarguable the best state to do your nysc in Nigeria, and it happen to be the former capital of Nigeria.

Lagos state has a lot of opportunities that Corpers can tap from. Also, the standard of living in Lagos state is normal.

There is no security threat in the state for strangers.

The Lagos state government pays up to N15,000 as state allowance to Corps Members posted to Lagos.

Lagos is a land of opportunities, in the sense that there are lots of opportunities for young graduates.

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Another good thing about doing NYSC in Lagos is the exposure.

There are thousans of recruiting companies in Lagos where to submit you CV after your service year.

2. Abuja FCT

Abuja is the second on the list of best states for NYSC in Nigeria. Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Although, the cost of living in Abuja is very high, but it is still a place you will enjoy.

Abuja does not pay state allowance but most of the private companies in Abuja pay huge amount to corps members.

There are also many job opportunities in Abuja for Nigerian graduates. And every nook and cranny is developed with no security threat.

3. Kano State

Kano state is a state worthy to be mentioned on this list. Although, many Corps Members dislike serving in North because of fragile security in the region. But Kano is exception.

Kano state is very good, it is a state you will enjoy living in if you find yourself there.

Things are very cheap in Kano, making it  a dream state for all Corpers.

In Kano you can save most of your allowances.

Most people who serve in Kano state claim that Kano is better than Abuja and Akwa Ibom.

4. Ogun State

Ogun state shares borders with Lagos state, and it is among the best states to do your NYSC in Nigeria.

If you ask people who served in Ogun, they will tell you how good the state is. In fact from Ogun to Lagos is about N250 for transportation.

Just like Lagos and Abuja, Ogun also has many opportunities for young graduates.

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5. Plateau State

Plateau is also among the best place to do your NYSC. You will live large and still have your savings.

The standard of living in Plateau state is normal. You can also get things very cheap in Plateau.

If you are lucky enough to serve in the capital ‘Jos’, you might forget you home state forever because of too many goodies.

6. Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom is one state in Nigeria that many people desire to do their NYSC. If serve in Akwa you will fall in love with the place.

Akwa Ibom State pays state allowances to Corps members posted in the state.

There was a time, the state allowance in Akwa-Ibom was N20,000. Aside N19,800 paid by the Federal Government.

7. Enugu State

Enugu state cannot be left out from the list. The name Enugu is derived from an Igbo word ‘Enu-Ugwu’ meaning mountain top.

This is because the state is on the top of a hill. Enugu is a peacefully state, and the people in the state are very kind to strangers.

If you are lucky to serve in Enugu capital or town, I bet you would never want to go back to your home state again.

8. Rivers State

Rivers state is among the best state in Nigeria for NYSC.

Those that have served in Rivers will testify that Rivers state worth to be mentioned on this list.

If you serve in the state Capital, Port Harcourt, you might end up serving in one of the many big oil companies.

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9. Cross River State

Calabar is the capital city of Cross River. Just like Rivers, Cross River is also an oil rich state with so many opportunities. You won’t regret serving in Cross River state.

10. Osun State

The list will not be complete if we do not mention Osun State. Osun is one of the best states for NYSC. The state is good, peaceful, good electricity, and can turn your dream to reality.

11.  Anambra State

Anambra State is another state you would like to serve. Corpers serving in Anambra state are among the highest paid state allowance.

Anambra state Government pays Corpers up to N8,500, as state allowance. This makes Anambra one of the states in Nigeria that pay highest state allowee to Corpers.

Note: Our ranking of the top 10 best state for NYSC in Nigeria is based on the following factors.

  • Infrastructure
  • State Allowances
  • Job Opportunities
  • Exposure
  • Activities
  • Security
  • Corpers’ Testimonies

Note: Every state is good. We only listed the best. No matter where you are posted to, you can make the best out of the state.


Best states for NYSC Nigeria in Nigeria

  1. Lagos state
  2. Abuja FCT
  3. Kano
  4. Ogun
  5. Plateau
  6. Akwa Ibom
  7. Enugu
  8. Rivers
  9. Cross River
  10. Osun
  11. Anambra nnnm

Updated: August 31, 2019 — 1:14 pm

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  1. Please has batch c 2019 nysc documentation closed?

  2. Please when is batch A NYSC 2020 going

  3. I did my regularization and got the latter from jamb on 31 may and yet to submit it to school ……
    Hope there is no cause for alarm
    Since am yet to submit it to school

    1. Better submit it to your school as soon as possible

  4. Please, my DATE OF BIRTH on my JAMB is different from that in my SCHOOL.

    I didn’t age declaration but my school didn’t honor it, they used date on my wace certificate, but date on my jamb is my declaration age. And now my name is mobilized in my school, and I don’t know which date of birth they are using. Please what should I do?

    1. Provided none of the age exceed 30, there’s nothing to worry about.

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