The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuiabu Ibrahim has directed the immediate closure of orientation camps nationwide to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
Corps members who have been in various orientation camps across the country since 10th March, 2020 have 13 days left to round off their orientation programmes.
A statement by NYSC management reads:
“Sequel to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the national sports festival, management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the on-going orientation course for the 2020 Batch “A” stream 1 corps members.
“Therefore, the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.
“Management wishes to state that no corps member or camp official has contracted the virus.”
Corps members will be getting their letters posting them to their places of primary assignment.