The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said its orientation camps
will reopen when it is very safe, in view of the formidable danger posed
by COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of Press and Public Relations of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
”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,” Adeyemi said.
She said the scheme placed very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders.
”Which was the key reason it suspended 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1
orientation programme in March and 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,” she said.
Adeyemi added that corps members and prospective corps members are
advised to glean information concerning the scheme only from NYSC
official sources – both the social and mainstream media.
According to her, the Director-General, NYSC, Brig.Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim,
admonished corps members and prospective ones to continue strict
observance of COVID-19 safety protocols, predicated on social and
Others, he said, are wearing of face masks, proper washing of the hands
for at least twenty seconds, and the use of hand sanitiser.