The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has told prospective corps members to start expecting their Call Up Letters from this Sunday, June 12, 2022.
The message is directed to those that would be participating in the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course, Naija News understands.
The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah who spoke ahead of the next camping, charged Prospective Corps Members to adhere strictly to all the established safety protocols in the camp including the COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as part of efforts to sustain the safe conduct of Orientation Exercise.
Fada said though the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided worldwide, there is a need not to lose guards until the disease is totally eradicated.
The NYSC DG said the Scheme has made adequate preparations to ensure the safety of all Camp participants across the 37 Camps nationwide. According to him, since the post-lockdown resumption of Orientation Courses, the Scheme has adopted strict compliance with all safety guidelines before, during and after the exercises.
Naija News understands that Fadah used the webinar to advise all Prospective Corps Members to be security conscious, especially when travelling to their States of deployment.
“You are strongly advised to board vehicles at only officially designated motor parks. You must also avoid night journeys at all cost” the DG said.
Complementing Fadah’s message, the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, said all Prospective Corps Members including other camp participants must undergo the COVID-19 test, and only those that test negative will be admitted to the Camps.
He stated that in the event of any positive result, arrangements have been made with the NCDC and State Health officials for the cases to be handled in designated treatment Centers outside the Orientation Camp.
He assured that the agency would continue to practise and demonstrate preventive measures against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the NCDC Project Lead for Safe Camp Re-opening, Dr Ladun Okuromade had said in her contributions that every part of the country has been affected by COVID-19.
She advised the prospective Corps Members to utilise the opportunity of the NYSC Orientation Course to complete their COVID-19 vaccination.
Okuromade reiterated that COVID-19 screening is compulsory while COVID-19 vaccination is optional.