Corps members Plan Protest Over NYSC Orientation Camps Resumption Date

Prospective/Corps members have planned to stage a peaceful protest on Monday to demand for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camps Resumption Date.

This is coming after the Coordinator of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid19, Sani Aliyu said they have given a resumption date to NYSC.

Some corps members have accused NYSC of unnecessary delay to opening camps while focusing on elections. They also claimed that they have been blocked from the official NYSC Facebook page and Twitter for asking questions, and expressing views regarding NYSC resumption date. gathered that on Wednesday 14, young Nigerian graduates began mobilising through social media to stage a protest to call for reopening of NYSC orientation camp.

According to information available to us, the protest with hash tag #NYSCFreeUs will be staged on Monday 19 across all the NYSC Secretariats, and it was said to be peaceful.

Below are what Corps members are saying

“NYSC cannot continue to delay our career when other sectors have since opened. Or are they under ASUU too?

“We shall be marching down to their offices with our placards demanding for immediate announcement of reopening date.

“The FG has given them a date, they should announce it and let’s know how to plan our moves!!!

Another Corps member, Nazifi Said Muhammad said;

I want to use this medium to draw the attention of the National Youths Service Corps to as a matter of urgency, make a definite decision about the 2020 Batch A2 PCMs who have been kept on suspense for so long, with different updates (elections, halfhour, POP, etc) emanating from the official social media handle of NYSC since the gradual ease of COVID-19 lockdown by the FG/PTF, yet the scheme is inensitive towards the plight of the PCMs.

It’s deceitful for the relevant authority to keep emphasizing on the safety and deep concern for graduates, but give little or no emphasis on random people going to the markets and worship centres daily? Then, what about the primary and secondary pupils/students who has resumed school for some weeks now?! Does it mean that they can observe COVID-19 protocols more than the graduates? Or PCMs and CMs are more liable to get infected with the novel Coronavirus?

PCMs are fed up with this silence. NYSC should do the needful.
Enough is enough

According to Johnson;

De best tin is to organize a peaceful protest, if not dis people are not ready to do anything. One year is gone already, before I know it two years go follow join.

The Management of NYSC should address this issue before it gets out of control. Protest is never the best way to solve a problem.

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