The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the reopening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps for corps. Fresh graduates serving their father’s land in the next couple of months will now go camping as usual. It is worthy of note that the orientation camps were shut in March 2020 as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID19 virus.
National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu has asked the NYSC to start preparation and put all necessary preventive measures in place. And making sure the camp is safe for prospective corps members against the spread of the coronavirus.
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“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”, he said.
In another development, Bashir Ahmad the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari has further confirmed the presidency’s nod on NYSC camp reopening as he took to his tweeter handle noting what was discussed at the PTF briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
“The Federal Government approves the reopening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps across the country, National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu disclosed this at the PTF briefing today in Abuja”, Bashir tweeted.