Richard Ginika Izuora
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has suspended all forms of religious gatherings on its orientation camps.
Dr Oyeladun Okunromade, NYSC Camp Safe Reopening Project Lead, stated this on Friday, January 15; at a sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II Corp Members.
The event with the theme, ‘Protecting The health Of The Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening Of NYSC Orientation Camps’ also had in attendance the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, as well as the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
The NYSC DG said the Service won’t hesitate to decamp any Corps member; who fails to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols on orientation camps.
Also speaking, Okunromade said Corps members would be tested for COVID-19 upon getting to NYSC camps; noting that those who test positive for the virus would be isolated at approved NCDC health facilities; while those who test negative would be allowed on camps.
The NYSC official warned that Corps members who fail to resume at their allotted dates; risk resuming with the next batch.