The Abia coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Denis Jingi, says the permanent orientation camp in the state is on the verge of being consumed by gully erosion.
He appealed to the state government to urgently renovate the camp located at Umunna, Bende Local Government Area.
Mr Jingi, who made the appeal on Wednesday, decried the level of dilapidation in the camp.
“I’m calling on the state government for renovation of the camp. Gully erosion is ravaging the facilities at the camp and if urgent intervention is not done, it will take over the hostels.
“The implication is that the number of corps members deployed to the state would reduce,” he lamented.
Southeastern Nigeria is the most affected by gully erosion in the country.
Meanwhile, the coordinator said that the scheme was working closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to ensure strict observance of the COVID-19 protocol in the camp.
“Anybody that comes to camp must be tested and if the person tests positive, he or she will be sent to the isolation centre at Amachara,” the coordinator stated.
Mr Jingi applauded the state government for the recent donation of utility vehicles and its sustained support of the scheme.