Coronavirus: NYSC abruptly ends orientation camp activities
By Sotobi Moyosore
3 weeks ago
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SERVICE CORPS BATCH 'A' STREAM 2 CORPS MEMBERS SERVING IN LAGOS STATE DURING THE CLOSE OF THEIR ORIENTATION PROGRAMME, IN LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY (29/6/16). 4703/29/6/2016/YO/MA/BJO/NAN Related News Kano NYSC records 'first of is kind' marriage Security: NYSC members deployed to Gombe drop to 530 Gov. Ugwuanyi promises upward review of corps members allowance NYSC resumes orientation in Adamawa after 3 years suspension FCT inaugurates 700-capacity NYSC hostel The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has abruptly ended activities at orientation camps across the country. The Batch A orientation camps for graduates started last week, March 10, and were supposed to last for 21 days. Corps members in the camps were, however, shocked when they were told in the middle of the night Wednesday that the camps had closed and they were all to receive their letters to places of primary assignment. The corps members said they were told this was due to the coronavirus crisis. We were called out and informed about the camp suspension at about 1a.m. today, a corps member serving in Gombe told PREMIUM TIMES. Another serving in Plateau said they were informed of the suspension very early on Wednesday morning. The NYSC management later released a statement confirming the suspension of the orientation camps nationwide. ”Sequel to the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the canellation 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 situatiion improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the Nation was confronted by the Ebola Virus threat. [NewsNaira]
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