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NYSC: Is Kaduna A Good Place To Serve?

Hi peeps,

i maybe doing nysc programme in nigeria soon. i understand that there are two batches, can anyone tell me the start dates/months.

I also understand that foriegn students can choose where they'll like to serve.  Is Kaduna a good place to serve?  Thanks.

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When a person asks such a question, the answer really depends on what they mean by it. The Kaduna state is under the Sharia law. So, if you are a Christian, you may encounter difficulties and even troubles serving there. Take that into consideration. However, if you goal in serving NYSC is to get new experience and to visit places that differ much from your local area, than Kaduna is the best. You can gain valuable experience there and do some good for its people. It has a nice allowance level for the corpers, too. Get the latest news NYSC, the new DG and the possibility of the allowance to be increased for those doing their NYSC 2016.

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Some people believe serving in Kaduna is not safe, as it is greatly affected by the Sharia states and people get killed there often times. However, in other states, such as Lagos, which is deemed safer by some, people also get killed. Things happen and a decision has to be made consciously and on personal level.

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reading through the agruments or sould i say the debate about serving in kaduna or not, was fun , but please try not to make me confused because right now i have decided to relocate to kaduna ,not to serve but to work there,the funny part is that i work in a bank here in abuja, but the cost of living is hell for me,and i cant stand it staying out of the metropolis where houses are cheaper, please can anyone of u advice me on where is best to stay in kaduna, especially where i can catch my groove.

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i'm serving in kaduna to know more call me. 08033248425. i live in kaduna call me to know more i can help you if u wished so

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DRANOEL, Hausa/fulani plenty for benue state as settlers u hear? Them dey Lagos and Port Harcourt not to talk of Benue that was and is still part of the northern region. Stop being naive.

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if you must serve in a northen state try benue. atleast there you wont worry about sharia (you probably wont even see hausas). its not as developed as jos or kaduna but its more fun. lots to drink and lots of girls to party

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Josboy4lif and Alheri una weldone oo. Truely Makarfi has really tried, Kaduna is really a peaceful place to dwell now. My prayers is that it should continue like dat, and who ever is taking over from him should continue from where he (Makarfi) stops. Atleast Kaduna is better and peaceful than onitsha and some places in the niger-delta.

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Hey alheri I dey ooo, And i agree that makarfi is a good leader. Kudos to the man. He was supposed to come to our ANNIC ( association of northern nigerians in canada) annual party, but he could not make it and instead sent one of his spokesperson!

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JosBoy long time! Ina ka shiga? Anyways, I agree with you Makarfi has made a great difference in Kaduna State. I wish him the best in life.

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Makarfi is a good leader

I really like how he conducts his politics

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AMIN to that Ishmael!.

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Pls tell them o!!. kaduna is a liberal city; atleast better than places like Onitsha and Ketu/Mile12 and Mushin in Lagos where MASSOB and OPC have taken control of government. There is no state in nigeria that has been peaceful since 1999. Kaduna state has even tried better to maintain peace and order than so many states. What do you want states like plateau to say? Kaduna is not the worst state in nigeria, lai lai. Even the niger-delta is more volatile now than the north; na lie? Kaduna has been very peaceful for years now, no body harrasses you or intimidates you. People have come to realize that politicians have been decieving them to fight without sending their own children to join the fight. No more crisis in Kaduna again by God's grace.

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Hi KD guys and gurls , am loving u all, I wonder how come I missed out of this dynamic gist.

Long live KD, Hey is any1 here ever in FGC K, Malali or Command or Capital School, Zamani College, etc.

I just wanna say I have learnt alot about KD dat I didn't know while I was there, I love KD and still loving it but the truth is that KD is beautiful, the roundabout, Kasua (central market), parks, who can remind me of that park with d bridge, polo club, the HAMDALA hotel, the great NDA, mando park, kabala train station, airport, FGC K 4 inside Malali, Angwa Rimi, Tundun Wada, Barnawa, hey guys what is the name of that place where they selll scraps, dis are beautiful places, I wish I could go back to Kd soon, I miss all my guys there.

I think if Wale wants adventure , he can go to KD, he will have fun.

But let us not deny the sad events that have occured in our crocodile city , let us ask questions why people who lived and grew up in KD left unceremoniously. It was not a palatable tale, the tale will be evergreen in the hearts of those who experienced the barbaric act of wickedness in the land u loved and cherished.

Why do we have to say KD has been peaceful for just two years now, shoudn't KD b peaceful forever,

In as much as we love KD, LET SAY THE TRUTH ABOUT KD , so that we can help KD to be what we want it to be, our sweet lovely city, pray for KD friends.

Wale try KD, I bet you will enjoy, I enjoyed Arochukwu, as far as it is, I see no reason why u wont enjoy KD.

Pls I like to meet KD guys those that were in FGC K, or any1 that was in KD in the 90s, one love

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kaduna is one of d most wonderful places u can stay in d north walelead, keep sentiment aside.U're talking of d best option in d north and to b frank wt u kaduna is d best place for u in d north as far im concern because of it libral nature.I dont want 2 confront anybody because some people in d forum r taking it too personal,I am from kaduna state, born in kaduna, attended primary in kaduna,secondary in zaria kaduna state St. Joseph Seminery precisely and graduated from ATBU bauchi presently serving in Anambra State bt I think kaduna is 105% peaceful than Anambra .I visited some states in d north bt so far there's none compaired 2 kaduna to b more honest may b kano bt it's highly unstable(volatile).folks if u talk of d best place i d north u talk of kaduna.Let me draw ur attention to some thing that I think will b of interest to d forum,u see any strong personality u can think of in d north have house(s) in kaduna that is, d "who is who" of d north.

Walelead d choice is urs bt bear in mind that as far nigeria is concern no place or state is 100% peaceful,kaduna is considerably ok to b more realistic.I like d debate dis is my first attemp.

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make una no mind shango. people no dey fight 4 Lagos, abi people no dey die for Lagos sef. Naive talk. How many people were killed in Lagos btw last year and now? And how many were killed in kaduna for the same period? Mind you no body don fight for kaduna since 2002, but Lagos its everyday they fight and kill. My guy kaduna is safer to some extent than Lagos. at least we are leaving there and we are still alive. May God help us. Shango u need to see a psy Doctor and Psychologist for help.

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shango you are ignorant one of the reasons nigeria is backwards

so when did lagos become safer then kaduna

thats is just stupidity, infact there is more p;eace of mind in kaduna then lagos

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I love you clowns and how u try to twist other peoples words.

Yes I know Kaduna has 2 breweries, my dad had a friend who worked in one of them and got free beer all the time. Thanks for pointing out a fact most people already know.

I never said Kaduna was a Sharia State. I said you have to worry about Sharia in states like Kaduna. WHy? Because Sharia in Sharia states has always spilled over to other states, remember 1999 and 2000 and the people killed? Kaduna never formally implemented Sharia law yet people IN KADUNA GOT KILLED. How do you explain that? Oh thats right it was police brutality right? Get the F outta here.

Like the other dude said, bring a machete and pistol if you gonna serve there.

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Is Lagos the only state in nigeria? Every body cannot serve in Lagos.

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for your own good. better serve in lagos.a wod is anuff 4 wise

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Which brewery do u have in kano? They dont brew alcohol in kano state. They import beer from kaduna and Jos breweries. find out from people who live in kano or lived in kano. Have you ever heard of NB plc kano before? or Guinness plc kano? But we have NB plc and IBBI in kaduna. We have breweries in Lagos, PH, Enugu and other southern states. Kano has NBC plc, makers of coca cola products.

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But Ishmael is there not a brewery in Kano??

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Well if you plan on going to Kaduna,make sure you keep a loaded pistol or razor sharp machete handy,you never know the mood of those hooligans after a friday prayer.

Don't be caught unawares.

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bisisexy, you.re probably not in the right place. Where are you doing your primary assignment? You may be one of those unlucky corpers. Kpele oo!!

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am serving in kaduna,i find it boring,how can one say she wants to work for one year earning nothing,if u find it interestingf there let me know u

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Word up, new in da block and saw the topic with a view to contribute. KD is but a nice place to be. Highly a commercial town and things are cheap. Would be surprised to find the place interesting esp when you find yourself within the city centre. There r two batches for the service year; Batch B will be starting Orientation on Sept. 5th or so and the next batch will be due in March. Cheers

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i really appreciate the passion y'all put into this thread.

i think its time i did a tour of Nigeria starting from Kaduna then Jos. Thanks again folks.

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Shango, point of correction Kaduna is not a sharia state, even before 1999 the moslems had sharia courts to try cases based on islamic religion for muslims who wish o! (Penal code).Can a sharia state house giant Breweries? Impossible!!, becos in a sharia land drinking of alcohol is prohibited. Kaduna has 2 giant Breweries which i know you dont know. Stop insinuating that kaduna is a sharia state. Its not true. You were even talking about Jos as being better in the north; have u forgotten the number of times people were killed in Jos and plateau state at large, and the declaration of state of emergency? Pls get facts and figures before you talk. Every part of the country is now volatile and prune to crisis becos of one reason or another.

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please do not try to insinuate I have never lived in Kaduna. PLEASE. I WAS BORN THERE! I lived on Dan Buran Road, and I attended Sacred Heart Elementary School. My birth certificate and passport say as much. YOU WANT ME TO SCAN IT FOR YOU?

Look, You can continue portraying Kaduna as a peaceful place and compare religious executions and killings to police brutality, the fact is police brutality happens all accross Nigeria, Sharia law doesnt. There was a time Fulas and Hausas practiced Islam without such nonsense. Now you have long periods of peace and once in a while explosions of violence. I never said the Dutch cartoons propmpted violence in Kaduna, but if it can happen in Kano and Sokoto, it can certainly happen in Kaduna, so let us not kid ourselves.

I had a wonderful time in Kaduna because my parents shielded me from the going ons and politics. I was a kid. Such things where obviously not on our mind. We lived good and partied all the time. We went to the Polo Club, alot of parties and entertainment was there. So no I did not have a bad experience while there, because I was shielded from it. But there was a reason both my parents packed up and left eventually and why our relatives hardly visited us there. One of my closest friends while there, his father was Hausa and his mother was half-cast christian, they eventually followed us to lagos.

And there are GRA's in Kaduna. Perhaps you city guys never knew of where the british lived while we where under colonial rule. Kaduna has plenty of GRAs which are really suburban areas. I am beggining to question if any of you guys have even BEEN to Nigeria much less lived there.

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Henryphyol, is kaduna the same thing as kano? When people were killed in the north becos of Denmark cartoon, did you hear that any one was killed in kaduna? My guy you should find out about things in details before you comment on them. Kaduna has been relatively peaceful for more than 2 yrs now; but i bet you 2day in Lagos area boys and police or OPC will have a clash and people must die. It happens in Lagos everyday. You are only lucky not to have been a victim of such clashes. May God help us.

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Ishmael yes you can disagree with me no problem but the truth must be said the crisis like you said in Lagos do not escalate in to what it might have been if it were in the North. If there is any problem just 2hrs it would become a religious crisis even those from other parts of the country that share the same faith with the so called fanatics are killed. There are crisis in lagos how many people died and we didnt even know who was fighting against who, but a cartoon in Denmark people killed in the Northern parts of Nigeria! please Ishmeal lets call a spade a spade ,Northern parts of Nigeria is a very volatile area that is unpredictable, My dad currently is in Kano, i had my formative years in the North so i know what am saying,

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Unless you have a specific reason to serve in Kaduna, I suggest you choose Abuja. It seems to be a popular choice for overseas graduates who choose to return home for their NYSC.

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henryphyol, i disagree with you completely. there is no where in nigeria 2day that is free of crises either religious, political or ethnic. Infact we, ve had more crises in Lagos than any other part of nigeria. Is it becos people dont so much emphasize on it? Even last month there was crises in Lagos; and nothing has happened in kaduna for years now. So what are u talking about? People are being killed in Lagos everyday, we know that very well. Alheri pls help me ask shango to tell you the G.R.A. he lived in kaduna. Na him know where dem dey call G.R.A. alone oo.Since i dey KD i never hear that name before. All i know about is Malali G.R.A., Barnawa G.R.A., Angwar Rimi G.R.A., Angwar sarki G.R.A., Makera G.R.A. in kakuri. So help me ask him the G.R.A. he lived in kaduna.

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Look I understand everybody's emotions on this Kaduna issue, but lets all chill for awhile. Shango you seem to have had some really bad experiences with Kaduna and I can understand that. But truth be told, Kaydee of not that bad, haba! Like ishmeal, I am also beginning to wander if you actually lived in kaduna. You keep saying G.R.A, which GRA? There is nowhere like GRA in kaduna. And what do you mean by kaduna city? If you say I stayed in Malali GRA or Barnawa GRA, i will understand.So which GRA are you talking about becos there is nothing or nowhere like GRA in Kaydee, abi Ishmeal? You sound like you know alot about the town, but you dont sound like you actually lived there.

Kaydee is ok and like I said, I can hook anyone up if they want to serve there.

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I have never been to kaduna but i will advice you do not try to serve in that part of the country because of religious riots even the so call fun lovers will sell you out so many corps members died during the riots and families that called KD home were forced to leave the city please dont serve there period,

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Shango, pls we were talking about and still talking about kaduna, the capital of kaduna state. Jos is not a state, but a state capital, Badagry is in lagos state and not Lagos, PH is the capital of Rivers state. So if u're talking about PH it has nothing to do with towns like Bonny island, Okrika and Abonnema. PH is the state capital. Pls take note of that, we are being specific now. It is kaduna and not kaduna state. Shango I'm still in doubt if you, ve ever lived in kaduna b4. Which G.R.A. did u live? Where and where do we have xtains most in kaduna? And where and where do we have moslems most in kaduna?

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Kaduna city is more developed than Jos but not Lagos. However I prefer Jos to Kaduna city. And Lagos is certainly more developed and metropolitan than Kaduna city. Ofcourse Kaduna city is more mixed than the rest of Kaduna. I did not even know you where talking about the city and not the state. If you are going to serve sure, go to Kaduna CITY. It is not as diverse as Lagos or other southern cities but it is way more diverse than the rest of Kaduna. We did not live in the city, like I said we lived in a GRA.

And Kaduna city doesnt have more Christians than Moslems, now that is a lie. There is no city in the north that has a majority population that is not Moslem or Hausa/Fulani.

And Lord Lugard did not setup his chambers in Kaduna because it was the most developed city in Northern Nigeria. There where other cities in Sokoto and Kano and Katsina (arguably the LARGEST state before colonial rule) for instance that even surpassed it in certain areas. Lugard was a bussiness man first and how he and other colonialists setup countries like Nigeria and other colonies was done simply for their advantage. There are reasons every colonial African country established has power concentrated within certain tribes and ethnicities. And you should not be proud that scoundrels like him and King Leopold setup shop in your cities. Lugard, like slave raiders before him and slave raiders after him saw the continent as a means of hoarding wealth for their respective empires and economies. He setup shop in Kadua because it was one of the first to fall under his rule, Sokoto and Kano put up fights with his bullshit though they eventually fell. Being the city where he setup shop should not make its residents proud AT ALL.

In either case the threat of Sharia law is ever present and ever looming. We has alot of good times in my 14 years there. But we eventually left due to such uncertanties.

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Where in Zaria are you serving ?

I served in Zaria as well

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kaduna is actually a wonderful place to serve right now am serving in zaria and it's been a wonderful experience

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Shango, which G.R.A. did u live in kaduna? Stop giving people wrong impression about Kaduna. As everyone knows kaduna is the most developed city in northern nigeria, that was why Lord Lugard chose it as the capital then. Kaduna is a cosmopolitan city just like lagos and portharcourt, but up north. I have lived in Lagos and portharcourt in the south and can only live in kaduna and abuja in the north cos these are the only cities in the north that can be compared with lagos and PH. Dont try to compare Jos with Kaduna. I have worked in Jos before. Jos is only a Town and not a city. Jos can only be compared with a place like Zaria. Kaduna is a city. Wale if u want to catch the fun u get in the south up north just come to kaduna and you will be glad u came. As for sharia, Shango there is no sharia in kaduna. It can never hold becos of the cosmopolitan nature of the state. Infact we have more xtains in the state than moslems, although politically the moslems play their cards well and get control of the state. My brother there is a place like Lagos and PH up-north, that is kada city.

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Kaduna is called crocodile city, the heart of the North and developed. Kaduna is the capital of Northern State apart from Abuja.

I was born in Kaduna 35 yrs ago and did all my schooling there. Right from my Primary to university Leve. ABU, Zaria, and i'm working presently in Kaduna. Walelead, come to Kaduna for ur NYSC u will surely enjoy the town. If Kaduna is not good i would have relocated long time ago. My parents & my other brothers and sisters still live in Kaduna.

Shango is giving u a wrong perspective about Kaduna. Follow ur heart and do what ur heart tells u to do.

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Why not give JOS a shout!

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I was born in Kaduna and lived there till I was fourteen. It is not 60/40 Christian and it is hardly developed compared to Lagos. Just because you spent 2 or 3 years serving ofcourse you would see only the developed areas. We lived in a GRA but other areas where extremely underdeveloped. I am glad we left and my dad moved to his homestate lagos because there was always the looming prospect of Sharia law.

Jos is way more interesting I think. Nice cool weather and way more balanced ethnic wise. Fulanis and Hausas aint the friendliest Nigerians.

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yes ,i will say kaduna is a good place to serve,though i did mine in Niger state and it was an unforgetable experience.i've spent a week in kaduna,it develop like lagos in fact the ratio of xtians there 60/40 .i think it is the most develop northern state in Nigeria.most importantly,when it comes to Nysc ,u can serve in any part of Nigeria,evritin depends on you.its challenging!i must confess,it now depend on how u respond to it,what are u seeing?just have the right attitude towards the service.see the positive and respond +ve.wish u all d best.

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Meeeen ! 4get it !

Kaduna(kaydee) is d Place to b.

I spent the months of April and May there and it was f-u-n !

Although,it was for official duties,i still had time to xplore d 'crocodile city'.

Its so liberal that u wont know ur in the North !

I love Kd,abeg

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try serving in Jos. It is avery interesting town. It is also christian dominated. You will catch loads of fun there.

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Two batches in a Year:

Batch A : Feb/ March

Batch B : Aug/ Sept:

Kaduna is a nice place to serve. I did mine in Zaria and it remains till date the best phase of my life. It was fun all the way.

By the way, Zaria is a major town in Kaduna State, where you have Ahmadu Bello Uinvirsity (ABU)

Like somebody said, it depends on your perspective. Anywhere is good for service.That is what NYSC is all about. It is not for aquiring wealth but just one year of your life to experience something and some place that you may never experience again.

Moreover opportunities can still come your way. I got my job (one of those well paying jobs) back in Nigeria through a fellow cooper who saw the advert in the papers.

Maybe I would have missed that advert if I hadn't served in Zaria.

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Either Kaduna or any other state is good for NYSC, it all depends on ur perspective. I had mine @ Sokoto and it was all fun and challenging.

The new batch will resume by September 2006 while the current serving will leave by August 2006 and those that resumed in March will leave by next yr Feb,

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Pls some1 shd answer d pther part of the questn, when will d batch b out, d list

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