The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja on Wednesday postponed the orientation camp of the 2020 Batch ‘A’ stream one just one week into the exercise.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, in a statement quoted Brg.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the scheme, informed the NCDC boss that the suspension of the NYSC exercise was a measure to avert the spread of COVID-19 to any of the orientation camps.
He said other operations of the scheme were scaled down in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions order.
The NYSC director-general said the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One orientation course will begin when they receive a green light from the Presidential Task Force.
He commended the NCDC for its role in the overall national efforts at containing the COVID-19.
Also, Ihekweazu commended the NYSC for its support to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic through corps member’s activities such as the invention of hand washing machines and disinfectants.