No plan to reopen orientation camps, NYSC declares

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By Muhammed Saheed

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed reports making the rounds that it was preparing to reopen orientation camps, noting that no such plan has been made.

The scheme said it was not yet ready to reopen orientation camps across the country until the curve of is totally flattened.

This information was contained in a statement released by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi who described the viral report of reopening camps as unfounded, and one that lacks basis.

She said, “To put issues in proper perspective, it is appropriate to state that the National Youth Service Corps will only return to the orientation camps when it is very safe to do so, in view of the danger posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

“The scheme places very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders which was the key reason it suspended 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 orientation programme in March this year.

The NYSC spokesperson added that even when it had been established that it was safe to open the camps, the corps would act when it receives the nod of the Federal Government.

“Accordingly, corps members and prospective corps members are advised to glean information concerning the scheme only from NYSC official sources – both the social and mainstream media”, he said.

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