Just in: NYSC shut down orientation camps over coronavirus

File: Some NYSC members

The National Youth Service Corps has suspended the ongoing orientation course which began across the country on March 10.

This was sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival by the Federal Government.

The 2020 Batch ” A” Stream 1 corps members started the orinetation in various camps on March 10.

Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that no corps member or official has contracted the virus.

She said that the corps members would be posted to commence their primary assignments.

The spokesperson added that corps member would be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves.

She explained that this was what happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.