Youth service corps members who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, will be denied access to orientation camps by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) authorities. ayokinews.com reports
The announcement was made public on Monday, December 13th, by NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a national virtual address to the 2021 Batch “C” Stream Two corps members and camp officials.
Ibrahim stated that the NYSC was already making it own efforts in curtaining the spread of the coronavirus pandemic since the discovery of the COVID Omicron variant in Nigeria. He warned that there won’t be anything like two weeks break after leaving the NYSC Orientation Camps.
“We want to ensure that we adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical protocols of COVID-19,” he said.
The NYSC DG further appealed all corps members to try as much as possible to acquire necessary skills to couple with their various certificates so as to make them employers instead of seeking for the scarcely available salaried jobs.
Corps members were also warned to desist from embarking on night and unauthorised journeys, but break any journey extending beyond 6:00pm and pass the night in a secured place.
“We have NYSC Corps Lodges, Secretariats and Army barracks, find out where they are and make sure you pass the night there for journeys that will take you beyond six to get to your destination,” Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim said.