We won’t force Corps members to go back to Camp – NYSC

Few hours after the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo asked Buhari to suspend NYSC Orientation Camp for 2 years, the NYSC management released a statement debunking rumor that the scheme is trying to force Corps members back to Orientation Camp. It stated that the scheme is responsible and wouldn’t do anything that will compromise the safety and health of Corps members.

NYSC reiterated that Corps members can only go back to camp when the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 give nod to institutions (i.e schools) to commence their normal activities.

Below is the full statement as obtained by Nyscinfo.com correspondent.

“The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to an open letter to the NYSC Director – General circulating on the social media, with the above heading, dissuading the Scheme from forcing or rushing Corps Members back to the Orientation Camps for safety reasons.

“To all intents and purposes, the writer of the letter expressed genuine concern, but very oblivious of the facts on the ground.

“It is imperative to state that the National Youth Service Corps is a responsible and responsive institution which gives topmost priority to the lives of Corps Members as a matter of policy. It was for that reason Management suspended the 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 Orientation Course in order to safeguard the lives of Corps Members as well as camp officials.

“It is very appropriate to state that the Scheme has been in the forefront of the fight against COVID -19, therefore will never do anything to compromise the safety and health of Corps Members.

“In the light of the foregoing, Management wishes to state that 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 Corps Members can only go back to the Orientation camps when the National Centre for Disease Control and Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 give nod to institutions to recommence their normal activities.

“Management enjoins Corps Members to continue observing the COVID -19 safety protocols of social/physical distancing, use of face masks and proper washing of hands with liquid soap for at least twenty seconds.

“Together, we are stronger and shall defeat COVID -19”.

9 thoughts on “We won’t force Corps members to go back to Camp – NYSC”

  1. Ifeanyichukwu

    Plz VP advice baba to continue paying coppers even after service, it will encourage youths to study hard. Pay graduates even if the money will be reduced to 20k life will be easier. Not closing nysc.. Nigeria get money, make una empower youth with PVC and BVN it’s easy. Baba just do this one for us that we know it’s within ur power and even God and Alla go join hands vote for ur generation

  2. wordu Onyemechi Steven

    Please my question is this, can the 2019 existing corpers received their certificate and allowance why the the kick up their suspension? But may say that Federal Government should please not to suspend nysc.

  3. It’s not necessary to go for service, government should pay them allowance n issue certificate to them pls, our money shouldn’t be spend on covid 19 alone

  4. VP pls do us a favour by telling Mr.president not only to suspend nysc orientation camp but to also ask the government to scraped nysc as a whole.the scheme should issues out nysc cert for eligible corps members also pay them.the full payment tanx

  5. The question I want NYSC to answer me is what happen to batch A exempted Corp members. When will there certificate be ready to distribute to their institution. Some of us are tie down because of this.

  6. Ekewuba faith o

    NYSC is not meant to be disturbed by any means if all the protective measures are put in place we shall move mountain we are the future generation and needs to be put first in all. My suggestion is that corpses members should be allowed to finish their camping thank u.

    1. The NYSC system has been existing since IBB time why its now they want to scraped it up.hhmmm pls the the V.P live NYSC in peace,let them find solution to the insecurity in d state.

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