The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised that all the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps in the country would comply by the COVID-19 guidelines as endorsed by the Presidential Task Force on the virus.
He also revealed that no member of the service has been confirmed positive for the virus in Nigeria.
Ibrahim said this in Jos at the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Orientation Workshop with the theme: ‘Evolving a dynamic operational strategy in the management of camps in the Context of COVID-19.’
In a statement issued on Thursday by the Corps Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC appealed to state governments to upgrade, expand and maintain camp facilities in their states.
The statement read in part, “Management is committed to ensuring that no camp records outbreak of the virus. The 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended abruptly on the 18th of March, 2020 to avoid the outbreak of COVID – 19 in the Orientation Camps.
“In line with the current realities, our approach to the conduct of the forthcoming Orientation Course will focus on proper induction of corps members on core ideals of the Scheme, with equal attention paid to the approved safety protocols,”
“There is no gainsaying the fact that an environment that is conducive is crucial to the success of the Orientation programme, and indeed the entire Service Year. Management considers as highly commendable, the improvements in camp development in some states.”