Presidential task force on COVID-19 approves reopening of NYSC camps

Presidential task force on COVID-19 approves reopening of NYSC camps

- The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said it has given the green light for the NYSC camps to reopen

- According to the PTF, all the orientation camps across the country have been certified to be COVID-19 compliant

- In line with the PTF guidelines, the camps are to have COVID-19 sample collection sites, at least one ambulance, water supply and hand washing sites, etc

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has certified the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camps across the country as COVID-19 compliant and ready to welcome prospective corps members.

A statement released on Tuesday, November 10, indicates that PTF Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) focal persons visited the orientation camps in all 36 states and the FCT.

NYSC camps reopen as COVID-19 task force gives approval

NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu, NYSC DG, Brig. Gen S Ibrahim and others at a press conference convened by National Youth Service Corps on measures to ensure camps reopen safely. Photo credit: @NCDCgov
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The PTF officials also worked with NYSC and state health officials to ensure the readiness of the facilities across the country.

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The NYSC camp facility requirements include COVID-19 sample collection sites, at least one ambulance, water supply and hand washing sites, adequate and well-spaced beds as well as spacing for other camp facilities.

The PTF national coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated that federal and state health authorities are collaborating with all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA) to ensure the successful operation of the NYSC orientation camps.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari gave directives for the enrollment of serving corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the director-general of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) made this disclosure on Monday, November 9.

Ibrahim, who announced this during a media chat in Abuja, said the scheme has finalised plans with the NHIS in line with the presidential directive.

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In another report, a young Nigerian man, Nduneseokwu Nnamdi, has made his service year an impactful one.

The man positively affected the lives of students at his place of primary assignment, Federal Government Girls College, Bawri in Abuja.

As his Community Development Service (CDS) project, the young Nigerian introduced a history laboratory and went ahead to equip it with chairs, books, and other materials.

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