The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC issues stern warning to corps members, announcing that camps across the country will now open on January 19, 2021, as against the earlier announced January 18, 2021.
Project Lead for the NYSC Camp Safe Reopening project, Dr Oyeladun Okunromade, stated this on Friday during a sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II corps members.
In attendance were the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
NYSC issues stern warning to corps members over coronavirus
The NYSC DG said the Service won’t hesitate to immediately decamp any corps member, who fails to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols while in the orientation camps.
Okunromade revealed that corps members would resume 200 in number daily and would be tested for COVID-19 upon getting to NYSC camps.
She warned that corps members who fail to resume at their allotted dates risk being delayed until the next batch.
She also insisted that there are to be no religious gatherings and all activities must be virtual. She also added that corps members are required to come on camp with their face masks and other personal protective materials as the NYSC would not provide those.
Okunromade said further, “Maami market has been significantly reduced in line with the new normal. There won’t be any sitting down with friends to dine at the market but there will take-aways.”