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NYSC DG warns corps members against fake COVID-19 documents

       DG of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim

The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has warned prospective Corps Members for the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Orientation Course against coming to camp with fake COVID-19 document for registration.

General Ibrahim gave the warning during a live webinar jointly hosted by the National Youth Service Corps and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in preparation for the Orientation Course.

He said anyone caught with fake COVID-19 document in camp would be handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution.

The NYSC DG explained that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure the safety of all NYSC Orientation Camps across the country.

He stressed that only those that test negative would be allowed entry into the camp, while those that test positive would be handed over to NCDC officials for treatment and management.

General Ibrahim advised the Prospective Corps Members to avoid night journeys while going to camp, urging them to break their journey if it will take them beyond 6pm.

He counseled them to pass the night in NYSC Secretariat, military barracks, Corps Lodge or other safe places.

The Director-General who added that NYSC had completed seven Orientation Exercises since the outbreak of COVID-19 also warned the Prospective Corps Members against the negative use of the social media and advised them to use the social media to further promote the unity of  the country.

In a remark, the Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa said there was the need to adhere to all COVID-19 safety measures.

The NCDC Project Lead on Safe Camp Reopening, Dr Ladun Okunromade said all hands must be on deck to ensure that Orientation Camps meet the necessary key performance indicators.

Reporting by Sandra Udeike, editing by Daniel Adejo