The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has suspended the ongoing orientation course which began across the country on March 10, just as all the corpse members are posted for their primary assignment.
This was sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival by the Federal Government.
The 2020 Batch ” A” Stream 1 corps members started the orientation in various camps on March 10.
Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that no corps member or official has contracted the virus.
She said that the corps members would be posted to commence their primary assignments.
The spokesperson added that corps member would be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves.
She explained that this was what happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.
Meanwhile, the South West Director of the scheme, Attah Emmanuel, said: “We have planned ahead of this time and we have taken the decision to close all camps in the best interest of the nation and that of our corps members as well as staff members.
“I can confirm to you that all our corps members have been posted to their respective places of primary assignment and we have also rushed through some of the orientation programmes,” he said.
He revealed further that the directive from the headquarters was for all camps to be closed by Wednesday across the country.
NAN reports that the three-week compulsory orientation course for corps members was abruptly ended by the Federal Government in a bid to curtail possible spread of the coronavirus.