COVID-19:Orientation camps remain shut for now– NYSC

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(Abuja)

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says its orientation camps, nation wide, remain shut until it it is very safe for corps members and the cam officials, in view of the formidable danger posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

The Director of Press and Public Relations of the scheme, Adenike Adeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

She said“The attention of management of the scheme has been drawn to an online publication stating that the NYSC is set to reopen orientation camps, lists guidelines,” alluding that the scheme will soon resume orientation programme.”

According to her, NYSC places very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders,hence the key reason it suspended the 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 orientation programme in March, adding that it “shall never act in any way that will compromise their safety.

“To reinforce the foregoing, it is apt to add that even when it has been sufficiently established, it is safe to proceed to the camps for the resumption of normal activities, the corps shall only do so when it has received the nod of the federal government.”

Adeyemi urged corps members and prospective corps members to glean information concerning the scheme only from NYSC official sources – both the social and mainstream media.

She reminded the corps members and prospective ones of Brig.- Gen.Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General’s warning to continue strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocols, predicated on social and physical distancing.

Others, she further quoted Shuaibu,were wearing face masks, proper washing of the hands for at least 20 seconds, and the use of hand sanitiser.

The number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria have continued to increase with the latest being 594, raising the total number to 22,614 as at June, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Duaglobalnews recalls that COVID-19 Which broke out in Wuhan on December 31,2019, was first reported on December 27,2020.

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