The National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) has announced that a total of 6,000 prospective Corps members are set to resume for the 2020 Batch B camping exercise, towards the mandatory one year serving of their nation.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shaibu Ibrahim, stating that authorities had gone round the country to inspect camp facilities and certified them ready for the exercise.
He stated that all Covid-19 protocols have been considered by the NYSC management in a bid prevent to community transmission in camps across the nation.
He also revealed that those who had their camping postponed in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19 will be joining the orientation exercise.
According to the DG, “We are prepared to deploy six thousand corps members to participate in the 2020 Batch B exercise.
“We have gone around the country to ensure that the camps are also ready.
“We are going to merge those who suspended their orientation in March to also participate for the forthcoming National orientation exercise.”
“We have been interfacing with the relevant bodies such as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, NCDC and state Ministries of Health on ways of ensuring safe and efficient of the orientation course.
“I am pleased to report that all our orientation camps have been prepared and remodeled with the approved safety protocols,” he added.