COVID-19: Corp members to pass out in low-key ceremony, collect certificates at LGAs

COVID-19: Corp members to pass out in low-key ceremony, collect certificates at LGAs

- NYSC has announced that its 2019 Batch B, Stream 1 corps members will be passing out in a low-key ceremony on Thursday, May 28

- The management of the scheme said the passing out ceremony will be low-key due to the coronavirus pandemic

- NYSC certificates will be issued to corps members at the local government level in order to observe the social distancing directive

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the passing out date for its 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 corps members nationwide.

According to Daily Trust, the scheme noted that there will be a low-key passing-out ceremony for the corps members on Thursday, May 28 and it will be low-key as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country.

Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC director of press and public relations department, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, May 25, said certificates would be issued to qualified corps members at the local government level to observe the social distancing order.

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The NYSC director of press went on to note that the distribution of certificate of national service would take place from ten service points in each local government council for a period of 10 days.

COVID-19: Corp members to pass out in low-key ceremony, collect certificates at LGAs
Corps members to pass out in a low-key ceremony on Thursday, May 28
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While adding that this process is in order to remove anxiety from concerned corps members, Adeyemi added that it would make the activity seamless.

“It is imperative to state that corps members, who at present are not in their states of service, need not violate the ban on inter-state journeys which is still in force.

“However, as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective states of service to collect their CNS,” she said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave reasons why the orientation camp exercise was suspended.

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According to him, it was suspended as a precautionary measure to avoid cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). He said no case of the virus has been recorded at the time of this report.

Going further, he said even though they have taken measures but there was still a need to suspend the camp activities to ensure that no case is recorded.

Similarly, NYSC paid the sum of N33,000 to all corps members as the allowance for the month of March amid the outbreak of the global pandemic called COVID-19.

The information was disclosed on the scheme's information page on Facebook on Tuesday, March 31. Corps members who have not yet received their allowance have been urged to check their clearance status.

The scheme had earlier assured corps members that their allowance for the month of March would be paid despite the coronavirus pandemic worldwide.

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