The Federal Government has informed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to start making plans to reopen its orientation camps nationwide.
NYSC orientation camps have been shut across the country since March as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVD-19 disease.
National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, while speaking on Thursday during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the task force was in the process of developing strict safety measures to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled when camps reopen.
He said, “For the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC is to consolidate on safety measures currently being put in place and start preparing for the reopening of orientation camps when educational institutions open.
“We are in the process of developing strict guidelines to ensure there is no outbreak of Covid-19 when this process starts.”
The Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, had earlier said that the scheme had embarked on measures to enable safe and efficient conduct of its operations as soon as FG approved the reopening of its camps.
He said, “Conscious of the possibility of the further or complete lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC management had taken care of various scenarios and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Centre for guidance.”