COVID-19: NYSC says there is no plan to reopen orientation camps

COVID-19: NYSC says there is no plan to reopen orientation camps

- NYSC orientation camps across the country will reopen when it is very safe to do so due to the COVID19 pandemic

- The spokesperson for the scheme, Adenike Adeyemi, made the disclosure in Abuja

- Adeyemi faulted a media report for alluding that the scheme will soon resume the orientation programme

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NYSC orientation camps across the country will reopen when it is very safe to do so due to the COVID19 pandemic.

The management of the NYSC made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, June 25, in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria reported.

COVID-19: NYSC says there is no plan to reopen orientation camps

Management of the scheme dismissed a recent report which claimed the orientation programme was about to reopen. Photo credits: Guardian Nigeria
Source: UGC

The spokesperson for the scheme, Adenike Adeyemi, dismissed a recent media report which claimed that the NYSC is set to reopen orientation camps.

Adeyemi faulted the report for alluding that the scheme will soon resume the orientation programme.

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She urged awaiting corps members only to source for information regarding the scheme from official sources.

Meanwhile, following the spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, the federal government has hinted at another lockdown, saying it is inevitable as states continue to witness a surge in the number of daily injections.

Speaking during the briefing on Thursday, June 25, Boss Mustapha who is the chairman of the presidential task force on Covid-19, said the lockdown idea may not be popular, but the surge in coronavirus cases has made it a necessity.

Nigeria's confirmed Covid-19 cases soared to 22,614 on Thursday as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 594 new cases with total recoveries and deaths standing on 7,822 and 549 respectively.

Mustapha said Nigerians are "romancing" with the pandemic too much since the relaxation of lockdown allowing businesses to come back to life.

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According to him, efforts of the government towards the pandemic are being sabotaged by Nigerians and this has led to massive community transmission.

Mustapha warned against Nigerians' care-free attitude and called on everyone to take responsibility by following the guidelines contained in phase two of the lockdown. “I saw a real romance with Covid-19 today.

People behaving as if the matter [virus] is over. It is a very serious issue and my appeal to Nigerians listening is that, let us take this thing [virus]," Mustapha said

To another news report, the founder and leader of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare, has said coronavirus is a satanic movement to keep people out of the church.

The respected Ghanaian pastor made the statement during a recent sermon that has been trimmed into a snippet making waves on social media.

In the footage, Bishop Agyin-Asare recounted how he was in a conversation with Archbishop Duncan-Williams recently and they were both discussing the impact of COVID-19 on church activity.

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