National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), set to embark on measures that will ensure safe and efficient operations post COVID-19 restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country.
The Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, stated this in her speech in Abuja on Wednesday 10th June 2020.
The statement reads; Brg-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, saying this during a courtesy visit to Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja.
Ibrahim informed the NCDC boss 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 the deadly Virus, Covid-19 to any of the orientations camps.
He said other operations of the scheme were scaled down in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions order.
Brg-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim said that the passing-out of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream one corps members was low-keyed with full adherence to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
He further stated that the possibility of the 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 director-general said the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One orientation course would be completed when the scheme received the green light from the PTF.
He also briefed Ihekweazu on the various COVID-19 interventions made by the scheme primarily through corps members’ activities all over the country, including sensitization, production, and distribution of face masks.