The NYSC said the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended one week into the exercise as a proactive measure to avert the spread of coronavirus to any of the orientation
camps in Nigeria
The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.
General Shuaibu Ibrahim, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, stated this during a courtesy visit on him by the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe
Ihekweazu, in Abuja. The National Youth Service Corps has embarked on measures that would enable safe and efficient
conduct of its operations after lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on socio-economic
activities in the country.
Ibrahim 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 NCDC for guidance.” While explaining that other operations of the NYSC were scaled down in line with the Federal Government’s restriction order, he said the
passing-out of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream One
corps members was held on a low-key with full
adherence to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
However, it was recalled by CMM that the Director General had promised to call back all Batch ‘A’ members to complete their course.