From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Federal Government will shut down any National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp where the state government does not comply with all COVID-19 protocols.
The minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare disclosed this at the Presidential Task force national briefing on COVID-19, on Monday in Abuja, Dare said from what they have gathered from the current Corps members, where over 700 tested positive for COVID-19.
“It has become necessary that all safety protocols be adhered to, any orientation camp that is not obeying the protocol will simply be closed as the NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of the Corps members,” he said.
The minister also said the corps members, who may be affected if the camps were shut, the Corp members would be reposted to the adjoining state.
Recall that 731 members of Batch B Corps members tested positive for COVID-19.
The PTF had conducted the testing of batch B Corps members using RDTs and out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positive compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A.
Also, of the current stream of Corps members, out of the over 22, 000 cases tested, 765 members were confirmed positive.