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NYSC DG reveals update on date for next orientation

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NYSC DG reveals update on date for next orientation

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has said that it has no intention to mobilize prospective corps members anytime soon, especially as the country is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.

NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, disclosed that there is no date for the mobilisation of corps members adding that NYSC management will only organize fresh orientation exercise the moment the coast becomes clear, and they receive the green light from relevant authorities.

He also said that the Batch A, Stream 1 corps members who were already camping, but had to be hurriedly dismissed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, will be recalled back to their various orientation camps to complete the remaining part of the training.

Shuaibu said:”We don’t know when we are going to start mobilizing our corps members. You know our training is also structured like that of the military and paramilitary. You can see that the Nigerian Navy recently suspended its training for its freshly recruited cadets.

“So, the moment the coast is clear, we are going to key into the way others will conduct their exercise, so that our corps members can be called back soonest.”

The NYSC boss however expressed delight over the success story of the Scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme and the plan to generate revenue from the creative ingenuity and productivity of corps members.

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