Federal Government Approves Reopening of NYSC Camp

The Federal Government has announced that the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), will be reopen on November 10, 2020.

This was made known on Thursday, October 15, by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare Secretary who confirmed on his twitter handle that camps will reopen on November 15.

Dare wrote on his twitter account: “The resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th, 2020. Full COVID-19 protocols will be enforced,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha in Abuja during a briefing of the Presidential Tax Force (PTF), in Abuja also disclosed that the PTF has approved the reopening of the NYSC Camp as well as lifting the ban on football and other outdoor sports.

He also stated that an additional 100,000 people would be tested before they are admitted for orientation.

In his words, he said “The major changes proposed by the PTF are as gradual and safe reopening of schools and NYSC Camps; re-commencement of sporting leagues, in particular all outdoor activities such as football , sustaining the midnight-4am curfew on movement nationwide; and removal of the limitation on civil servants allowed to come to work.”

It would be recalled that the Federal Government of Nigeria, as part of measure to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, had asked the 2020 Batch A Stream 1 Corps members in orientation Camps across the 37 centres in the country to go home.

The NYSC had on Thursday March, performed the screening ceremony for the 2020 Batch A Stream 1 Corps members, who came into the orientation camps on Thursday 10 and were asked to leave on March 30.

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