COVID-19: NYSC says it is considering reopening orientation camps

COVID-19: NYSC says it is considering reopening orientation camps

- The NYSC has said it would reopen its orientation camp when the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 permits it to do so

- The director-general of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim made the statement in Abuja

- Ibrahim said NYSC is putting strategies in place to enable safe and efficient conduct of its operations

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it would reopen its orientation camp when the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 permits it to do so.

The director-general of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the statement when he visited the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.

COVID-19: NYSC speaks about reopening of orientation camps

The NYSC has disclosed that it is putting strategies in place ahead of the planned reopening of orientation camps. Photo credits: NTA
Source: UGC

Ibrahim disclosed that the scheme is putting strategies in place to enable safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country.

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He said the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One orientation course would be completed when the NYSC receives the go-ahead from the COVID-19 task force.

The NYSC DG said the scheme is putting measures in place to protect corps members from contracting COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Olorunfemi Oluwaseyi Emmanuel, has donated protective materials to Ekiti state government.

Emanuel, who is serving in Ekiti, donated the material to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state.

The items he donated included wash hand basin, rubber tap buckets, hand sanitisers, liquid soap and treated masks.

The items were received by the secretary of the state COVID-19 committee, Margaret Fagboyo, who commended the corps member for his kind gesture.

In another report, Omaka Samuel Dike has been celebrated for the projects he executed while serving under the NYSC scheme.

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The young graduate from the southeastern part of the country was posted to Kwara state under the NYSC scheme.

Within five months, Dike reportedly spent his monthly allowances carrying out five different projects within the community he was posted to.

At the end of the five months, the youth corps member had positively touched every single person within the community. These included water and desks for the school in the village.

The gesture by the corps member has fetched him accolades with some saying he deserves the highest praise for loving his country that much, especially amid calls by some citizens that the NYSC had overstayed its goals and should be scrapped.

It was also an opportunity for some Nigerians to take on the government for its inability to provide the needed infrastructure for the people.

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