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COVID-19: NYSC Suspends on-going Orientation Course

The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has suspended by the Federal Government the ongoing orientation course which began across the country on March 10.

According to the Federal Government said this was to prevent community infection of the global pandemic that has killed over 80,000 globally.

Nigeria announced on Wednesday that it now has eight confirmed cases of the viral infection, even as the FG placed travel ban on travellers from the United States, United Kingdom and 11 other countries with high rate of the infectious disease.

Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said no corps member or official has contracted the virus.

The 2020 Batch A Stream 1 corps members started the orientation in various camps on March 10.

She said the corps members would be posted to commence their primary assignments.

The spokesperson added that corps members would be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves.

She explained that this was what happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.

he 2020 Batch A Stream 1 corps members started the orientation in various camps on March 10.

She said that the corps members would be posted to commence their primary assignments.

The spokesperson added that corps member would be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves.

She added, that this was what happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.

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