NYSC Awaits PTF Directive For Orientation Camp Reopening

Assures Corp Members of Their Safety

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has stated that only the Presidential Tax Force on COVID-19 can give approval for the reopening of it orientation camp.

The statement was made in Abuja by the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim when he visited the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Chikwe Ihekweazu.

He said the NYSC is putting strategies in place that would guarantee safety and efficiency in the conduct of its operation.

The NYSC boss further disclosed that the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One orientation course would be completed when the NYSC receives permission from the COVID-19 Task Force, while adding that adequate measures are being put in place to protect corp members from the coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, Olorunfemi Oluwaseyi Emmanuel, a member of the NYSC serving in Ekiti State has donated protective materials to the Ekiti State Government in a bid to support the government to curtail the spread of the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic in the State.

Emmanuel donated wash hand basin, rubber tap buckets, hand sanitisers, liquid soap and treated masks which was received by the Secretary of the State on COVID-19, Margaret Fagbayo, who appreciated the corp member for his kind gesture.

In a related development, a corp member posted to Kwara State, Omaka Samuel Dike has been celebrated for the projects he executed during his service year.

It was gathered that the corp member impacted positively in the life’s of people in the community by providing water and desks for the schools in the village.

The gesture had given him praise, commendation and recognition from the people especially when it was disclosed that he expended his personal allowances in carrying out five different projects within the community.

The NYSC headquaters in Abuja had on Wednesday, 18 of March, ordered for the shutdown of all orientation camp nationwide as a result of the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, a situation which disrupted the orientation camp for the 2020 Batch A Stream one across the 37 centres in the country.

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