The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) might be considering reopening camps nationwide even with the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19 on rampage.
Eye9ja reports that this comes in three months after the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended after a week, as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The plan to reopen camps nationwide was contained in a statement on Tuesday, issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi.
According to Adeyemi, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the comments when the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
NYSC To Reopen Camps Amidst COVID-19
“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 on COVID-19 through the NCDC for guidance,” the statement read in part.
Ihekweazu, in his response said the proposals Ibrahim presented, will be studied and recommendations made to the appropriate authorities.