The minister, Mr Sunday Dare says this is part of the Federal Government’s precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The orientation programme started on March 10 and was supposed to end on March 30. All corps members are to be paid and sent to their places of primary assignment. The NYSC in a statement noted that the corps members would be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improved.
The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said, “Sequel to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival, the management of the National Youth Service Corps scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the ongoing orientation course for the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 corps members.
“Therefore, the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat. “The management wishes to state that no corps member of camp official has contracted the virus.”