The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, it has not recorded any case among its corps members and staff.
The Scheme also said, though the COVID-19 pandemic threatened socio-economic activities in the country, it has however remained visible through the contributions of corps members at containing the disease.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this at the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Orientation Workshop, on Thursday.
It would be recalled that the 2020 Batch ‘A’ stream one orientation course was suspended abruptly on the 18th of March, 2020 to avoid the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Orientation Camps.
However, the D.G revealed that the Scheme had put measures in place to ensure that no case of the virus would be recorded when camps reopen on November 10.
The report adds that the NYSC Management, is committed to ensuring that no camp records outbreak of the virus.
Brigadier Ibrahim also said that the NYSC would refocus its approach to the conduct of the forthcoming Orientation Course to align with the current realities.
He urged State Governors to discharge their statutory duties of upgrading and expanding camp facilities to adequately serve the increasing Corps population.