The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked reports that it was planning to reopen its camps across Nigeria.
In a statement signed by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday, NYSC stated that its camps will only open when it is safe for everyone.
“To put issues in proper perspective, it is appropriate to state that the National Youth Service Corps will only return to the orientation camps when it is very safe to do so, in view of the danger posed by COVID-19 – 19 pandemic.
“The scheme places a very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders which was the key reason it suspended 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 orientation programme in March this year,” she said.
The NYSC spokesperson added that the Federal Government would have to give the service approval to open when it had been established that it was safe to open the camps.