By Arafat Aleem, Sofiat Arikewuyo, Afeez Akewushola, Abdulwahab Abdulmuiz and Abubakar AbdulMumeen
Barring any further emergency, Orientation Camps will be reopened for prospective participants in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The Management of the NYSC made the announcement in a statement it issued in Abuja yesterday.
Signed by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the statement assured that orientation activities for prospective corps members will resume in all its 37 camps across the country on the set date.
The NYSC advised all prospective corps members to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols while in camp in order to have a hitch-free orientation course.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, also twitted to that effect via his official Twitter handle.
“The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corps members has been approved and opens on Nov. 10. Full COVID-19 Protocols will be enforced,” the minister said via his Twitter handle.
The Herald recalls that the Federal Government had on March 18, 2020, ordered the immediate closure of National Youth Corps Service orientation camps nationwide over coronavirus fears.