The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ordered that all orientation camps across Nigeria be shutdown as preventive and precautionary measures against coronavirus which is currently ravaging the world at large.
The ongoing orientation for Batch A Stream 1 corps members, which was supposed to round up by 30, March 2020 has now been cut short.
Valid Updates gathered from some Corps members who explained that NYSC made the announcement to the corpers at the parade ground.
A statement by NYSC management reads: “Sequel to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the national sports festival, management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the on-going 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“
“Management wishes to state that no corps member or camp official has contracted the virus.”