The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) assures the safety and health of Corps members across the country and says that no Posting of Corps Members to Security Challenged Areas for Orientation Course.
The National Youth Service Corps has stated that no Corps members will be deployed to areas exposed to security threats during the upcoming 2021 Orientation Course in 2021.
He said the system continued to interact with the security services and therefore would not compromise the security of any corps member.
NYSC Director General Shuaibu Ibrahim said today in his speech at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Force Pre-Orientation Workshop in Caru, Nassarawa.
“Since the welfare and safety of corps members and staff is part of my government policy, we will work with relevant stakeholders to develop strategies to protect corps members and camp communities during the orientation course,” said the Director General.
He said the workshop would allow senior management, collaborators and other key stakeholders to review previous orientation courses to increase program effectiveness in future exercises.
Ibrahim also stated that the program had conducted an orientation course on the challenges posed by COVID-19 by strictly following all safety protocols.
“We have been working closely with the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the state health ministry on this,” he said.
The Director General thanked the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, and the State Ministry of Health for their support and guidance which has been instrumental in the successful implementation of previous orientation exercises.
He also thanked Lt. Gen.’s Victim Support Fund. Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) for their support with the program, including the final donation of sixty thousand test kits for COVID-19.
The NYSC chief also praised the Nassarawa government for granting permission to renovate the Magaji Dan Yamusa Orientation Camp in Kefi, increasing meals for corps members and camp personnel during orientation courses.
Likewise with Andoma made by Doma Kingdom, Dr. Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo, is investigating the release of 16 hectares of arable land in NYSC for cultivation, which will have a positive impact on food security in the country.
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