The Federal Government has ordered the immediate suspension of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service (NYSC) orientation programme across the Nation. An official Statement by NYSC indicated that the suspension was a measure to contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The statement partly read: “Sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival, Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the on-going Orientation Course for the 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 Corps Members.
“Therefore, the Corps Members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the Orientation Camps when the situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the Nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.”
The statement further noted that