The question is, now that the Passing out parade date for 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 has been announced, how would Corps members cross the state borders given to the fact that interstate borders have been locked to stem the spread of COVID-19?
This is a question that only the NYSC DG can provide the answer. In his circular, he failed to make clarifications on that, perhaps he has forgotten that he permitted Corps members to travel outside their States of service at the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
However, NYSC said it would strictly obey social distancing protocols while issuing Certificates to the passing out Corps Members.
“The Distribution of Certificates of National Service be staggered for a period of ten (10) days, at the first instance, in compliance with the approved protocol of social distancing, and continued thereafter depending on the number of the remaining Certificates.”
Meanwhile, Corps members who travelled home cannot return to their States of service for the collection of National Service Certificates due to interstate borders lock.
The NYSC DG should be informed that most of the passing out corps members are legally not within their States of deployment because they were granted permission to travel.
So, the second question is, who would NYSC issue National Service Certificates during the ten (10) days period since most Corps members traveled?
Does NYSC encourage ‘stay at home’ by asking corps members and its officials to meet at designated places for issuance of Certificates?
Will the government allow Corps members to cross interstate borders for collection of NYSC Certificates?
For this reason, we urge the NYSC DG to make use of post offices to deliver National Service Certificates to the deserving Corps Members.
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