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National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Friday, said it would not hesitate to decamp any corps member who flouts the extant guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19.
The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, handed down the warning while speaking during a sensitization webinar jointly organised by the NYSC and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) for prospective corps members.
The move, according to the NYSC DG, was to prevent the spread of the disease in the camps, especially in view of the second wave of the pandemic; noting that the Scheme has the backing of the federal government to enforce sanctions. ‘Please don’t travel at night and don’t endanger your security. Kindly stay safe. If you are sick, let us know and don’t jeopardize the Orientation Course.
‘We will not hesitate to decamp anyone who fails to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols,‘ Ibrahim stated.
He commended the NCDC for assisting the NYSC Scheme to sensitize Prospective Corps Members in its bid to stem the tide of COVID-19. On his part, the Director-General NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaking during the event called on the Prospective Corps Members to join hands with the NYSC and NCDC in order to have a successful service year.
According to him, COVID-19 is in existence and scientifically proven so those who do not believe its existence not only risk their own lives but those of others in their ignorance.
Meanwhile, The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has directed all state and FCT coordinators to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention and safety protocols at all camps and other formations of the scheme nationwide.
He gave the directive while interacting with the management of the scheme and officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) during a virtual meeting held as part of preparations for the conduct of the Batch “B” Stream II orientation course scheduled to commence on January 19, 2021.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK