NYSC to decamp Corps fails to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Director General of National Youths Service Corp NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has given strict warning to the 2020 “B” Stream II Prospective Corps Members that the Scheme would not hesitate to decamp whoever fails to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols in camp.

The Director-General gave the warning on Friday during a sensitisation webinar jointly organised by the NYSC and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) for the prospective Corps Members ahead of commencement of the Orientation Exercise.

He also warned them to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 safety protocols, adding that only those whose results are negative for COVID-19 test would be allowed to register at the Orientation Camps

General Ibrahim urged them to avoid actions that can put their lives at risk, while warned against night journeys as they prepare to proceed to the various NYSC Camps across the country for Orientation programme.

He advised the PCMs to break the journey if they are to travel over a long distance before getting to their states of deployment.

“Please don’t travel at night and don’t endanger your security. Kindly stay safe. If you are sick, let us know and don’t jeopardize the Orientation Course. We will not hesitate to decamp anyone who fails to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols”, he said.

The Director-General appealed to the Prospective Corps Members to report to camp on the dates on their call-up letters in order to avoid large gathering, so as to safeguard the lives of camp participants.

He commended the NCDC for assisting the NYSC Scheme to sensitising Prospective Corps Members in its bid to stem the tide of COVID-19.

The Director-General NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaking during the event called on the Prospective Corps Members to join hands with the NYSC and NCDC in order to have a successful service year.

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