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Bauchi: No Corps member tested COVID-19 positive in camp – NYSC

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Management of National Youths Service Corp NYSC has wished to posit that at present, no Corps Member undergoing Orientation Course in Bauchi State, or any of the Orientation Camps of the Scheme across the nation is COVID-19 positive.

In a statement released by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi on Saturday, as the attention of the Management drawn to a media report which erroneously stated that 8 Corps Members currently undergoing Orientation Course in Bauchi State NYSC Orientation Camp tested positive to COVID-19.

It is very pertinent to note that all the prospective Corps Members for the foregoing programme underwent COVID-19 test, conducted by Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which was a prerequisite condition for admission into any of the 37 camps.

While those tested positive were not admitted into the camps, but were duly referred to the NCDC for treatment and management.

“Therefore, reporting that 8 Corps Members undergoing Orientation Course in Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19 is very misleading, as there is no COVID-19 positive Corps Member in Bauchi Camp, or any of the NYSC Camps”.

Management hereby restated that it will continue to prioritise the welfare and safety of Corps Members, being a cardinal policy thrust of the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.

Also enjoined all Corps Members and Camp officials to remain safe, by always observing COVID-19 safety protocols as issued by the Scheme in collaboration with the NCDC.

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