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Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 2:54pm On Mar 31, 2017
This might sound as a shock against the popular belief people have. Well, I will be passing out on Friday, 7th April, 2017. Having been in NYSC scheme for a year, I think I am in the best position to make my analysis. Well, so many persons believe that Abuja and Akwa Ibom state will be their first and second choice for NYSC, but the truth is that, Kano state is actually better than the duo state. Here are my humble submission.

State Allowance
Unlike what it used to be before, Akwa Ibom is no longer paying the N10,000 monthly allowance to corps members, same as Abuja, and hence there is no need going to these states. While N5,000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, i wonder why anyone will not go for Kano. Kano state has started paying corps member, they started with this Batch A who are about to pass out. Hence, since N5000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, choosing the two state is to live a life of no savings during the service year.

Place of Primary Assignment
If you are looking for a good place to be during your service year, then Kano state should be your first choice. With lots of industries using NYSC labour, Kano state has proven to absorb more corps members than most other states. As a commercial city, Kano has become a home to numerous corps members who have gotten a work or gotten themselves in different business while serving their country.

Cheap Food
Let's just say that, a sachet of water is still sold for N5 in Kano, a cup of beans sold for N40 in Kano, these prices is what you will never get in Abuja or Akwa Ibom. My colleagues serving in both states have been crying, that though some PPA's pays N10k, it becomes useless as the purchasing power of money is low in the two states. I still buy my tomatoes for N40, pepper N10, and Onions N10, these items will be in good quantity except if you are serving in Sabon gari where Igbo's and Yoruba's dominate for business purposes. Things are relatively cheap over here and there is no way your N19800, won't remain at the end of the month.

Security
For one year that I have been in Kano, I can tell you that we have enjoyed a peaceful atmosphere and everything has been going well. The NYSC officials has been great in the affairs of corps members. You are highly respected by the people for being a corps member and they regard and respect your security. Just go with your I.D card and you are always safe anywhere.

Development
So many persons who have not being to kano think that the city is not developed simply because it is located in the north. The reverse is the case. The truth is that, Kano is more developed than Akwa Ibom ( I have been to this state severally), Enugu, and other states. The infrastructural development in Kano beats that of kaduna, so feel free, you are coming to the biggest city in the North.

Light
Well, let me say that Kano State enjoy constant light. And it is even better when serving in the village. Some corps members do not pay for light, while others pay as low as N100. Unlike what is obtainable in Abuja and Akwa Ibom. My colleague in Akwa Ibom and Abuja always complain about light, though it may depend on which part of the state they are. But even if you stay in Kano village, just be assured that you will always have light.

From the above reasons, I urge 2017 batch A prospective corps members to avoid making mistakes their colleagues make by choosing Akwa Ibom or Abuja and end up crying on the long run. N19800 is too little to depend on, or even paying higher amount for nothing. You are choosing Abuja, can you afford the transportation? Abuja is not for N19800 corpers. You are choosing Akwa Ibom, can you feed yourself for a month with N19800 and still have a savings?.
If you finally make it to kano, and you are posted to the city, send me an email, I will link you up to a good PPA, especially those that would be posted to Gwale Local Government. Thanks and have a nice service year.

Dedicated to Pocohantas

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 2:57pm On Mar 31, 2017
Lalasticlala, Seun, and other moderators, please, do the needful.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by hopeforcharles(m): 2:59pm On Mar 31, 2017
I am in kano he is saying the truth.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by fecosequence(m): 3:01pm On Mar 31, 2017
am a corper in akwa ibom.u must not depend on ur alawee, I make not less than 10k every month apart from my state alawee.be friendly and organize some private lessons esp now there is holiday

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Homeboiy: 3:09pm On Mar 31, 2017
I hear

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by serverconnect: 3:12pm On Mar 31, 2017
The same with Nasarawa state, pay N5k.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Fundamentalist: 3:22pm On Mar 31, 2017
I can agree with most of the issues raised by OP except the issue of light . I actually served in kano, I left in 2014 and I know light is epileptic. It was even worse in the viilage were I served (albasu LGA) .

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Babmorogy(m): 3:30pm On Mar 31, 2017
I love these scintillating facts abt Kano state.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by destinysaid(m): 3:36pm On Mar 31, 2017
The problem with kano is the religious and ethnic conditions.

Not everyone can stand all the rules in the Islamic state.
Sharia law is practiced there, that's the most scary aspect.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by wizzyrich(m): 3:44pm On Mar 31, 2017
I cut my hair for 100 naira.

You can't even finish tomatoes and pepper of 100 naira in my ppa.

My ppa gives me food items like rice, beans, palm and groundnut oil, maggi, lipton, corn(for Tuwo) etc.

There's power supply but if PHCN misbehaves, we charge our phone for 20 naira but I charge at the saloon were I normally cut my hair.

Free accommodation with water(both tap and borehole water). The list goes on and on, what more can I be looking for. This place is LG, life is good.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Fundamentalist: 3:50pm On Mar 31, 2017
destinysaid:
The problem with kano is the religious and ethnic conditions.

Not everyone can stand all the rules in the Islamic state.
Sharia law is practiced there, that's the most scary aspect.


What is scary about abstaining from immoral acts like fornication, adultery, indecent dressing, alcohol consumption, blasphemy etc.

If your beliefs are that of the christain religion , I see no concrete reasons why you should be afraid.

Immoral acts as mentioned above are strongly opposed by the christain bible. Its only if you want us to be hipocritic.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 3:58pm On Mar 31, 2017
fecosequence:
am a corper in akwa ibom.u must not depend on ur alawee, I make not less than 10k every month apart from my state alawee.be friendly and organize some private lessons esp now there is holiday
Trust me, home lessons is needed most in Kano than in Akwa Ibom. The cost of things over there is another thing. plus no light

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 4:02pm On Mar 31, 2017
wizzyrich:
I cut my hair for 100 naira.

You can't even finish tomatoes and pepper of 100 naira in my ppa.

My ppa gives me food items like rice, beans, palm and groundnut oil, maggi, lipton, corn(for Tuwo) etc.

There's power supply but if PHCN misbehaves, we charge our phone for 20 naira but I charge at the saloon were I normally cut my hair.

Free accommodation with water(both tap and borehole water). The list goes on and on, what more can I be looking for. This place is LG, life is good.
You nearly said it all. Still cut my hair N100, the same price I met it when I came. And these are stand barbing Saloon. Boreholes are everywhere. Kano is just the best for this recession. I thank God who didn't give me Akwa Ibom and Abuja that I was hoping for. My colleagues over there have been complaining. My classmate can't save money for calls. I always call him "poor Abuja Corper "

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 4:03pm On Mar 31, 2017
Fundamentalist:
I can agree with most of the issues raised by OP except the issue of light . I actually served in kano, I left in 2014 and I know light is epileptic. It was even worse in the viilage were I served (albasu LGA) .
2014 is three years ago. Bros, Kano is better now.
seun, Lalasticlala, what are you waiting for. I just killed a snake in Kano state

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by destinysaid(m): 4:06pm On Mar 31, 2017
Fundamentalist:


What is scary about abstaining from immoral acts like fornication, adultery, indecent dressing, alcohol consumption, blasphemy etc.

If your beliefs are that of the christain religion , I see no concrete reasons why you should be afraid.

Immoral acts as mentioned above are strongly opposed by the christain bible. Its only if you want us to be hipocritic.
sharia law isn't just laws, its a guideline on how to live a good Muslim life, it is derived first directly from the Quran and other Islamic teachings

Now if I should be caught at night discussing with a female friend what would happen to me,
Or I refuse to acknowledge Allah as the one true God,
U forget that while ppl like u n I might not take religious issues too hard, the average almajiri will not hear me for a second before I'm sliced down or dragged to be stoned.

What if I want to preach the gospel? Or HV u forgotten the Christian woman killed in cold blood in Abj?

The idea that sharia law is scary is due to the fluid nature of it, its not some laid down rule, therefore it can be used as a cover for illicit acts.
Not only moral. Conduct is addressed in sharia law

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by olajidetoheeb(m): 4:07pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:
This might sound as a shock against the popular belief people have. Well, I will be passing out on Friday, 7th April, 2017. Having been in NYSC scheme for a year, I think I am in the best position to make my analysis. Well, so many persons believe that Abuja and Akwa Ibom state will be their first and second choice for NYSC, but the truth is that, Kano state is actually better than the duo state. Here are my humble submission.

State Allowance
Unlike what it used to be before, Akwa Ibom is no longer paying the N10,000 monthly allowance to corps members, same as Abuja, and hence there is no need going to these states. While N5,000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, i wonder why anyone will not go for Kano. Kano state has started paying corps member, they started with this Batch A who are about to pass out. Hence, since N5000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, choosing the two state is to live a life of no savings during the service year.

Place of Primary Assignment
If you are looking for a good place to be during your service year, then Kano state should be your first choice. With lots of industries using NYSC labour, Kano state has proven to absorb more corps members than most other states. As a commercial city, Kano has become a home to numerous corps members who have gotten a work or gotten themselves in different business while serving their country.

Cheap Food
Let's just say that, a sachet of water is still sold for N5 in Kano, a cup of beans sold for N40 in Kano, these prices is what you will never get in Abuja or Akwa Ibom. My colleagues serving in both states have been crying, that though some PPA's pays N10k, it becomes useless as the purchasing power of money is low in the two states. I still buy my tomatoes for N40, pepper N10, and Onions N10, these items will be in good quantity except if you are serving in Sabon gari where Igbo's and Yoruba's dominate for business purposes. Things are relatively cheap over here and there is no way your N19800, won't remain at the end of the month.

Security
For one year that I have been in Kano, I can tell you that we have enjoyed a peaceful atmosphere and everything has been going well. The NYSC officials has been great in the affairs of corps members. You are highly respected by the people for being a corps member and they regard and respect your security. Just go with your I.D card and you are always safe anywhere.

Development
So many persons who have not being to kano think that the city is not developed simply because it is located in the north. The reverse is the case. The truth is that, Kano is more developed than Akwa Ibom ( I have been to this state severally), Enugu, and other states. The infrastructural development in Kano beats that of kaduna, so feel free, you are coming to the biggest city in the North.

Light
Well, let me say that Kano State enjoy constant light. And it is even better when serving in the village. Some corps members do not pay for light, while others pay as low as N100. Unlike what is obtainable in Abuja and Akwa Ibom. My colleague in Akwa Ibom and Abuja always complain about light, though it may depend on which part of the state they are. But even if you stay in Kano village, just be assured that you will always have light.

From the above reasons, I urge 2017 batch A prospective corps members to avoid making mistakes their colleagues make by choosing Akwa Ibom or Abuja and end up crying on the long run. N19800 is too little to depend on, or even paying higher amount for nothing. You are choosing Abuja, can you afford the transportation? Abuja is not for N19800 corpers. You are choosing Akwa Ibom, can you feed yourself for a month with N19800 and still have a savings?.
If you finally make it to kano, and you are posted to the city, send me an email, I will link you up to a good PPA, especially those that would be posted to Gwale Local Government. Thanks and have a nice service year.

Dedicated to Pocohantas
nice 1 bro, kano on my mind

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2017
olajidetoheeb:
nice 1 bro, kano on my mind
Welcome to the commercial city of Kano. And if you get posted to the town, as it is most likely to be, contact me, and I will help you get a good PPA. But if you want to work with Kano State Polytechnic, though the pay isn't good but you will have a lot of time to do other things, then I have such access at no cost for you.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by FavoredGuy: 4:44pm On Mar 31, 2017
@op, nice one but I've not received anything since I started (A16)
Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Curiouscat: 4:51pm On Mar 31, 2017
Sorry.... This might not follow the discussion here. But since you guys are about Kano, I will like to know of any Eatery/Restaurant offering deliver service withing Kano metropolis. A suggestion will be appreciated.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by Bashnigga(m): 6:08pm On Mar 31, 2017
If u think Kano is better than kaduna for NYSC click "like" if u disagree click "share"

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 7:05pm On Mar 31, 2017
FavoredGuy:
@op, nice one but I've not received anything since I started (A16)
Check signed, ready to be paid. N60k

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by EKEMIL: 7:17pm On Mar 31, 2017
Nice one OP, but a Corper presently serving in Kano (16A1) told me that there is no state allawee in Kano...
Can I have your contact through this Email; Skeresky@gmail.com.
I Will like to ask you something privately. Thanks!

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by morichy(m): 7:47pm On Mar 31, 2017
Kano all the way... Mr physics Kudos to yhu abeg... remembered a thread here in NL, where comparison was made between kaduna and Kano..yhu made facts as to believing Kano is the best compared to kaduna...would really love to hear from you... nteyohorichard@yahoo.com #prospective kano kopa...

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by FavoredGuy: 9:11pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:
Check signed, ready to be paid. N60k
Guy how sure are you on this?

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by fecosequence(m): 9:23pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:

Trust me, home lessons is needed most in Kano than in Akwa Ibom. The cost of things over there is another thing. plus no light
yea life in the north is cheap.bn there

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by noziz(m): 9:31pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:
This might sound as a shock against the popular belief people have. Well, I will be passing out on Friday, 7th April, 2017. Having been in NYSC scheme for a year, I think I am in the best position to make my analysis. Well, so many persons believe that Abuja and Akwa Ibom state will be their first and second choice for NYSC, but the truth is that, Kano state is actually better than the duo state. Here are my humble submission.

State Allowance
Unlike what it used to be before, Akwa Ibom is no longer paying the N10,000 monthly allowance to corps members, same as Abuja, and hence there is no need going to these states. While N5,000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, i wonder why anyone will not go for Kano. Kano state has started paying corps member, they started with this Batch A who are about to pass out. Hence, since N5000 in Kano is equivalent to N20,000 in Abuja and Akwa Ibom, choosing the two state is to live a life of no savings during the service year.

Place of Primary Assignment
If you are looking for a good place to be during your service year, then Kano state should be your first choice. With lots of industries using NYSC labour, Kano state has proven to absorb more corps members than most other states. As a commercial city, Kano has become a home to numerous corps members who have gotten a work or gotten themselves in different business while serving their country.

Cheap Food
Let's just say that, a sachet of water is still sold for N5 in Kano, a cup of beans sold for N40 in Kano, these prices is what you will never get in Abuja or Akwa Ibom. My colleagues serving in both states have been crying, that though some PPA's pays N10k, it becomes useless as the purchasing power of money is low in the two states. I still buy my tomatoes for N40, pepper N10, and Onions N10, these items will be in good quantity except if you are serving in Sabon gari where Igbo's and Yoruba's dominate for business purposes. Things are relatively cheap over here and there is no way your N19800, won't remain at the end of the month.

Security
For one year that I have been in Kano, I can tell you that we have enjoyed a peaceful atmosphere and everything has been going well. The NYSC officials has been great in the affairs of corps members. You are highly respected by the people for being a corps member and they regard and respect your security. Just go with your I.D card and you are always safe anywhere.

Development
So many persons who have not beint developed simply because it is located in the north. The reverse is the case. The truth is that, Kano is more developed than Akwa Ibom ( I have been to this state severally), Enugu, and other states. The infrastructural development in Kano beats that of kaduna, so feel free, you are coming to the biggest city in the North.

Light
Well, let me say that Kano State enjoy constant light. And it is even better when serving in the village. Some corps members do not pay for light, while others pay as low as N100. Unlike what is obtainable in Abuja and Akwa Ibom. My colleague in Akwa Ibom and Abuja always complain about light, though it may depend on which part of the state they are. But even if you stay in Kano village, just be assured that you will always have light.

From the above reasons, I urge 2017 batch A prospective corps members to avoid making mistakes their colleagues make by choosing Akwa Ibom or Abuja and end up crying on the long run. N19800 is too little to depend on, or even paying higher amount for nothing. You are choosing Abuja, can you afford the transportation? Abuja is not for N19800 corpers. You are choosing Akwa Ibom, can you feed yourself for a month with N19800 and still have a savings?.
If you finally make it to kano, and you are posted to the city, send me an email, I will link you up to a good PPA, especially those that would be posted to Gwale Local Government. Thasted to Gwale Local Government. Thanks and have a nice service year.

Dedicated to Pocohantas


Bros thanks for this useful info. Kano on my mind. i really nid where the cost of living is cheap cos the allawe is nothing to write home about. cud u suggest other states where cost of living is also cheap and viable opportunities? thanks once again
Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by noziz(m): 9:34pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:

Welcome to the commercial city of Kano. And if you get posted to the town, as it is most likely to be, contact me, and I will help you get a good PPA. But if you want to work with Kano State Polytechnic, though the pay isn't good but you will have a lot of time to do other things, then I have such access at no cost for you.


bros like how much is the pay at Kano State Polytechnic?
Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 9:47pm On Mar 31, 2017
noziz:



Bros thanks for this useful info. Kano on my mind. i really nid where the cost of living is cheap cos the allawe is nothing to write home about. cud u suggest other states where cost of living is also cheap and viable opportunities? thanks once again
Welcome to the great city of Kano. Everything you need, Kano have twice of it.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by mrphysics(m): 9:48pm On Mar 31, 2017
noziz:



bros like how much is the pay at Kano State Polytechnic?
2k/month. Like I said, they have accommodation. FCE Kano pays 5k with no accommodation.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by noziz(m): 9:52pm On Mar 31, 2017
mrphysics:

2k/month. Like I said, they have accommodation. FCE Kano pays 5k with no accommodation.


Jesus! 2k? shocked sorry what is FCE? cud u send me your email? i want us to chat privately.

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Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by admax(m): 10:14pm On Mar 31, 2017
Okay
Re: Why You Should Choose Kano Instead Of Abuja & Akwa Ibom During NYSC Registration by nigconnect(m): 10:14pm On Mar 31, 2017
Nice info

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