Measures are being embarked upon to ensure safety and efficient operations of post COVID-19 restrictions on socio-economic activities, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) stated Wednesday.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, said this in a statement in Abuja.
The statement quoted Brg.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the scheme, saying this during a courtesy visit to the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja.
Ibrahim informed the NCDC boss that NYSC suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure to avert the spread of COVID-19 to any of the orientation camps.
He said other operations of the scheme were scaled down in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions order.
Ibrahim said that the passing-out of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream One corps members was low-keyed with full adherence to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
He said conscious of the possibility of the further or complete lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC management had taken care of various scenarios, and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 through the NCDC for guidance.
The NYSC director-general said the suspended 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One orientation course would be completed when the scheme received the green light from the PTF.
He also briefed Ihekweazu on the various COVID-19 interventions made by the scheme especially through corps members’ activities all over the country, including sensitisation, production and distribution of face masks.
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