NYSC Strategizing On Safe Reopening Of Orientation Camps.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is strategizing for safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a courtesy visit to his counterpart of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja.
Ibrahim informed the NCDC Chief Executive that NYSC suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure to avert the spread of COVID-19 to any of the Orientation Camps.
He said conscious of the possibility of further or complete lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC Management had taken care of various scenarios, and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 through the NCDC for guidance.
The NYSC DG added that the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course would be completed, when the Scheme received the green light from the PTF.
In his response, the NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, commended NYSC for its support to the fight against the coronavirus through Corps member’s activities.
Ihekweazu, who praised the contributions of the Scheme to the unity and development of the country, stressed that it deserved every form of support to enable it succeed and assured that the proposals presented by the NYSC would be studied and recommendations made to the appropriate authorities.