This was disclosed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, held in Abuja on Monday.
The Minister said the lives and health of the corps members are a priority to the government and the affected camps will be shut and the corp members will be reposted to nearby states to continue the orientation exercise.
“Going forward, any state that refuses to cooperate fully — 100 percent — in the aspect of COVID-19 protocol adherence, full testing using the RDTs, and also data management by the approved staff of the NCDC, the health ministry, and also the trained doctors, that state will have its orientation camp shut down and the corpers would be sent to adjoining states,” the Minister said.
The Minister warned that any states that refuse to adhere to the safety protocols will have their orientation camp shut down.
DG advises Corps Members on creativity, self-employment
“Corps Members have been advised to develop their skills and embrace dignity of labour while striving towards self-employment.”
“Please, don’t compromise your safety. Don’t travel at night, be COVID-19 safety compliant and use the opportunities of NYSC service year as a platform to excel in life”, the Director-General said.
“He warned the Corps Members against embarking on unauthorised journeys and movements at night.”
The Director-General also advised them to be security conscious, avoid social vices and any act capable of jeopardizing their future.
“Out of 22,119 @officialnyscng
prospective corp members tested in in orientation camps in the current stream, 765 have tested positive for #COVID19 using the new antigen-based rapid test kits (RDTs) in Nigeria.