The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has shifted the commencement date for the orientation programme for the next batch of corps members nationwide, saying camps would now be opened on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
It earlier fixed resumption into the camps for Monday January 18.
The announcement came from the NYSC Camp Safe Reopening Project Lead, Dr. Oyeladun Okunromade during a sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II corps members yesterday.
The organiser of the youth service programme also banned all forms of religious gatherings on its orientation camps.
The sensitisation programme with the theme, ‘Protecting the health of the Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening of NYSC Orientation Camps’ also had in attendance the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, as well as the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
The NYSC DG said the Service won’t hesitate to decamp any corps member who fails to adhere strictly to Covid protocols on orientation camps.
Okunromade said corps members would resume 200 daily and would be tested for Covid-19 as soon as they get to NYSC camps, noting that those who test positive for the virus would be isolated at approved NCDC health facilities while those who test negative would be allowed on camps. guys get ready for 2021 Covid-19 test
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