The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), on Wednesday shut down all its camps and suspended the ongoing orientation course for its corps members nationwide.
The scheme blamed the decision on the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
The decision was conveyed in a statement by the NYSC management which was posted on its twitter handle on Wednesday.
The statement reads:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SUSPENSION OF THE ON-GOING ORIENTATION COURSE
Sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation 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 situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the Nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.
Management wishes to state that no Corps Member or Camp Official has contracted the virus,
The Swearing-in ceremony for the 2020 Batch A, stream 1 corps members had held in all orientation camps across the country on Thursday, March 12, 2020.