The National Youth Service Corps has reaffirmed that it will not reopen orientation camps across the country. The reason is that it does not feel it is safe to do so.
The NYSC said so in a statement on Thursday by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi. She debunked any report that says that NYSC was planning to open the camps.
In addition, she said that she wants to put issues in proper perspective on when NYSC would reopen. Moreso, the National Youth Service Corps will only return to the orientation camps when it is very safe to do so. This was in view of the danger posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, Adeyemi added that the scheme values the lives of corps members and other stakeholders. It was a major reason it suspended the 2020 Batch A Stream 1 orientation programme in March, 2020.
The NYSC spokesperson added that NYSC as a body would seek the government’s approval before it will reopen.
In conclusion, corps members and prospective corps members were advised to obtain information concerning the scheme only from NYSC official sources.
It is pertinent to note that National Youth Service Corps was established by General Yakubu Gowon in 1972.